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Antique Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case

$2,479.44

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Austrian sterling silver and enamel vesta case; an addition to our silver and enamel collection. This exceptional antique Austrian sterling silver vesta case has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners. The anterior surface of the case is ornamented with an impressive enamel panel depicting a semi-naked female portrait adorned with luxurious long brown hair; this is a desirable and collectable portrayal. The reverse surface and sides of the case are plain and unembellished. This exceptional antique vesta case is fitted with a ring loop attachment to one side and has a spring hinged cover which incorporates a plain thumbpiece. The interior of the cover retains the original gilding. This impressive sterling silver vesta case has an integrated serrated panel/match striker to the underside. The hallmarks to the rim and interior of the cover include: Silver quality/purity mark: .925 (sterling, 925/1000). Importer's mark: S&Co (Steinhart & Co.). Import mark: Birmingham. Date letter: 1904. Condition This antique vesta case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. There is a pin head blemish to the reverse surface of the case. The import hallmarks struck to the rim of case and interior of the cover are all clear in keeping with age and location. Dimensions Length 5.4cm/2.1", Width 3.6cm/1.4", Height 1.3cm/0.5". Weight 1.2 troy ounces/38.6g. Maker: Steinhart & Co. Origin: Austria, Europe. Date: 1904. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of continental silverware.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.1 in. (5.34 cm)Width: 1.4 in. (3.56 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1904
  • Condition
    See description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A48711stDibs: LU1200218527932

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    $132.95 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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Located in Jesmond, United Kingdom
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