Rare 1905 Silver 2-compartment Vesta Case Match Safe + Cigarette Holder 51 Grams For Sale
Rare 1905 SILVER 2-Compartment VESTA CASE Match safe + Cigarette Holder 51 grams
A rather rare good quality, large and heavy, hallmarked English silver vesta case with an extrasection containing a silver and amber(?) cheroot/cigarette holder. Scrolling floral patterns decorate the vesta which has an engraved cartouche on the front.
The Birmingham hallmark includes the maker’s mark S.B&SLd, the lion passant, the date letter f for 1905-06 and the anchor for Birmingham.
S.B&SLd is the mark of S Blanckensee & Son Ltd., of Birmingham & London.
The silver and amber(?) cigarette/cheroot holder that fits in the round compartment weighs about 2.5 grams and is 1.8 inches (46 mm) long. The inside diameter of the silver holder is 0.35 inches (9 mm) and it is hallmarked Birmingham 1896-97 by FW. In good condition with just a small chip near the tip of the mouthpiece.
An excellent vesta case in lovely condition with just one slight bump to the lid which snaps shut and fits well and there is a good striker is on the bottom. Please study the photos.