UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER AGATE MATCH SAFE VESTA w/ LOCKET c1899
An antique English, solid sterling silver vesta or match safe; finely made, set with a banded agate cabochon to its hinged lid, and opening to reveal a gilded interior and glass locket compartment.
Fine quality, rather unusual & extremely collectable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear and some shallow denting commensurate with age and use. Hinge & closure good.
DATE/MARKS: English hallmark for London 1899. Maker's marks WFW.
DIMENSIONS: Lid 46 x 29 mm, 14 mm tall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 39.7 grams.