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1900s Antique French Gold and Enamel Vesta Case

$5,010.88

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French 14-karat gold and enamel vesta case; an addition to our boxes and cases collection. This exceptional antique French 14-karat yellow gold and enamel vesta case has a plain rectangular form with a chamfering upper portion. The anterior and posterior surfaces of this antique vesta case are embellished with panels of exceptional hot enamel ornamentation incorporating figures dressed in late 19th century attire, entertaining themselves within a stately garden. Either side of the box is ornamented with a yellow enamel panel accented with the green wording '15c Paris' and 'Allumettes Chimiques', chemical matches. Each panel is encompassed with a red enamel border in addition to a narrow display of 14-karat yellow gold. This gold vesta case is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover incorporating a plain rounded thumb piece to the rim. The cover is further embellished to the anterior surface with an enamel panel depicting a stone structure amidst rural landscaping and a flower basket design to the interior surface. There is an integrated textured panel/match striker to the underside. Vesta cases of this style are typically crafted in silver and it is rare to find an example in gold; this indicates the high quality of the piece. Condition: This antique gold and enamel vesta case is an exceptional gauge of gold, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The enamel panels are in perfect condition. There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such a piece; the date and origin can be determined by the composition and decoration. Dimensions: Length 5cm/2" Width 3.5cm/1.4" Height 1.3cm/0.5". Weight: 1.1 troy ounces/34.8g (including enamel panels) Maker: Unmarked Date: circa 1900 Origin: France, Europe. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique gold piece.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)Width: 1.4 in. (3.56 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    See description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A95611stDibs: LU1200218556322

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    $132.04 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
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    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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