German Silver Niello Vesta Case Black Enamel Victorian Chatelaine Matchsafe
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German Silver Niello Vesta Case Black Enamel Victorian Chatelaine Matchsafe:
This is for alovely Victorian German silver vesta case from the late 1800s. It has the same Niello design on both sides where the black enamel is inset into the silver in a nice art nouveau design. The bevel is stamped with the German crown and moon mark along with the makers mark for Martin Mayer who was founded in 1888. The vesta has an integral loop at the back for hanging to a chain and the base is recessed with grooves for striking the matches. It is in excellent condition with no dings or dents, no splits, holes or cracks and a nice tight snappy hinge, there are a couple oftiny nicks out of the niello on one side, but thats all. It measures 40mm (1.5") by32mm (1.25"). Please check out all the other antique smoking and writing implements, scientific and optical instruments, art deco and art nouveau items and all the other vintage ladies and gentlemans accessories we are selling on this week. We will always combine items together to reduce postage costs.
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