A superior, Victorian, solid silver vesta case, in a very unusual design. Both the front and back are smartly decorated with a very stylish ribbed design. The lid is hinged to one side the opens and closes firmly with a nice snap. Hallmarks are clearly visible on the inside lip of the Vesta case for the Birmingham Assay office with a date mark for 1890 and maker's marks for the silversmith Joseph Whitten. The Lion Passant is also visible indicating the finest sterling silver.
This vesta case feels good solid, is a heavy gauge of silver and feels nice to hold in the hand. A rare item in this design!
Condition: In great antique collector's condition.
Hallmarks: Birmingham 1890 by Joseph Whitten
Height: 5.4 cm Width: 3.6 cm Depth: 1.4cm
Weight: 28.2 grams
Weights and measurements are approximate.