Antique Solid Silver Filigree & Enamel Decorated Vesta Or Book Match Case C 1920 For Sale
Antique Portuguese Solid Silver Intricate Filigree & Enamel Decorated Vesta or Book Match Case 1920
This Antique Vesta or Book Match Case measuresapproximately 2 1/2 inches or 63 mm in length from the hinge to the front catch by 1 3/4 inches or 45 mm across its width from side to side and it is 1/4 of an inch or 6 mm deep from back to front.
The Vesta or book match case is made from .833 standard solid silver that has been intricately filigree wire decorated and it has a delightful blue and white enamel scroll and floral decoration in the front of its lid with a matching enamel decorated flower on the back of its body, the case has a four section piano hinged lid that has a shaped thumb or finger on the front edge, the case has solid silver relief rib decorated sides and it has Not been engraved with a previous owners initials or family monogram, the case has been impressed with a Portuguese silversmith or makers mark along side a Portuguese .833 standard solid silver boars head mark from the Gondomar assay office all as photographed below, this style of Portuguese silver mark was used from 1913 until 1938 and I estimate that this Vesta or book match case was made circa 1920.
Thecondition is used and Excellent for its age.
The Enamel is in excellent condition with only tiny areas of loss on the scrolls and the case has No Large Dents, No Cracks and No Repairs that I can find, the case is straight, thedecoration is crisp, the lid opens and closes tightly with ease, the Portuguese silver marks are still legible although as this Vesta or book match case is aused antique it has some minor damage to the top edge of its lid along with some minor surface marks and wear from use, it has the patina of age that is tobe expected and as I haveleft it in the totally original dirty condition that it was found a good clean will enhance it greatly.Personally I think that this antique Vesta or book match case can still be used today and that it would make a good addition to any cabinet collection, I also think that it has a delightful look about it considering that it's around 90 or so years old.
This Delightful Antique PortugueseSolid Silver Intricate Filigree & Enamel Decorated Vesta or Book Match Case from Gondomar circa 1920is one of several pieces of antique and collectable silver that I have also listed.
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