Antique 19th Century extremely rare Victorian Solid Silver novelty Vesta box and stamp holder, in the form of a carriage lantern with a red glass lens, swinging handle, the hinged cover with a concealed compartment for stamps. Each part is Hallmarked English silver (925 Standard), London, 1894 (T), Maker's mark SJ (Samuel Jacob, great silversmith speciaized in small objects and novelties). This particular type of vesta box is extremely rare and sough after by collectors, the same item (by the same maker and of the same year) is published on the last "Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015" estimated £2000-3000 (p.382) as one of the rarest and valuable vestas.
In Great Condition - No damage, just general wear.
Width: 4 x 5.5cm
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