Victorian silver vesta case with unusual cartouche Birmingham 1897 William M Hayes

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A charming solid silver vesta case, nicely engraved to the front and back with a very attractive leaf  pattern.  In the centre of the front  is a most unusually shaped cartouch (see images).  Hinged on one side the lid opens and closes perfectly and there is a good fastening loop on the top. The case has clear hallmarks  visible on the inside lip of the Vesta for Birmingham  Assay Office, with a date mark for 1897 and the Lion Passant indicating sterling silver, along with the silversmith's maker's mark:  William M Hayes.  The interior of the lid is a nice deep yellow gilt and partial hallmarks can be seen at the top.

Very nicely engraved and in great antique collector's condition.

Hallmarks and maker's marks:  Birmingham 1897 by William M Hayes

 Measurements:  3.7 cm x 3 cm (inc. loop) Weight:  19  grams 

 

Weights and measurements are approximate. 

NJLI33-05