Exquisite Sampson Mordan Novelty Silver & Enamel Vesta/match Case - London 1892
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Exquisite Sampson Mordan Novelty Silver & Enamel Vesta/match Case - London 1892:
Mega rare and Magnificent Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta/Match case byFamous silversmith, Sampson Mordan, London 1892.
Thisstylish and uniqueVestacase has stunning enamel decoration, depicting a carriage being carried by four horses and surrounding countryside background with attention to the smallest details as you can see in pictures.
This top quality and rare Vesta case isantique & 111 years old but still in nice condition and would shine in any silver collection.
A beautiful and unique masterpiece from Sampson Mordan that has been offered with what so ever for your attention.
Fully sterling silver hallmarks:
London 1892.There are two set of hallmarks , one on the lid and one on the side.Hallmarks on the lid are crisp as you can see in picture but the hallmarks on the side is partially rubbed.
Maker:S.M& Co.Sampson Mordan & Co who has been registered in London and Chester between 1836 and 1930 and isundoubtedlyone of the most famous silversmiths in making top quality and novelty masterpieces.
Please note that Sampson Mordan's Vesta masterpieces are highly collectible and very sought after.They have been offered/sold for thousands of pounds and are sought after by silver collector from all around the world.
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Description and condition [ please see pictures]:
Stunning sterling silver and enamel Vesta case with highly detailed decoration, depicting a carriage being carried by four horses in a countryside.
The colours in enamel decoration have been masterfully selected and are very lively and vibrant as you can see in pictures.
The enamel decoration is stunning with attention to the smallest possible details , some thing that you would normally expect from Sampson Mordan masterpieces.
There is an inscription on one side.
It has two hinged lids that also act as strikers. Hinges have sprung action.
It was made from outstanding gaugeof sterling silver [40 grams].
It is in a nice condition after111 years with No Dent/Split/Hole/Repair/Soldering what so ever.
Hinges have sprung action and are in full working order, therefore lids open and close nicely and tightly.
Detailed enamel decoration is in nice condition with minimal signs of aging and scratches as you can see in pictures.There is a tiny enamel loss to the left lower corner that only can bee seen in close inspection and I have tried to show it in close up pictures.
Length: 4.7 cm / 1.9 inches
Width:3.2 cm/1.3 inch
Total weight: 40 grams / 1.4 ounce
Overall this is a rare and novelty sterling silver and enamel Vesta case with a detailed and exquisite decoration that would add value to any silver collection.
Iam proud to offer this superb and top quality antique Vesta case which is from my private collection with what so ever and starting price of just one penny to let you decide about the value of this priceless antique silver..
Please take a look on my other silveritems for saleswhich are from my private collection and has been offered with the same condition!
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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.
I will shipworldwide and do accept combined shipping.
Happy offerding and good luck.