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Sterling Silver & Enamel Horse Racing Vesta Case Matchsafe John Millward Banks For Sale
Sterling Silver &amp; Enamel Horse Racing Vesta case Matchsafe John Millward Banks Sterling Silver Vesta case made of Sterling Silver and Enamel by John Millward Banks, made in 1893 in London England. The vesta is made to look like a miniature copy of Ruffs Guide to the Turf 1894 Spring Edition. Measures approx. 2-1/8" long x 1-1/2" x 3/8"thick.The complete top of the vesta is enamel.Excellent Condition, no chips, cracks or scratches to the enamel.The back of the case has some scratches in the silver. You can see that it is a vesta case, it has a match striker on the bottom edge, the other edges look like pages of a book. Weighs 35 grams Clearly marked with the silver standard mark, the city mark for London, the date mark for 1893 and the makers mark J.M.B. for John Millward Banks.Priority Mail Shipping with insurance in the U.S.A is $6.00We Ship Worldwide with Express Mail International with tracking and insurance. sellon1 storeOn Jun-15-13 at 07:01:03 PDT, seller added the following information: Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized image Click to see supersized imageOn Jun-18-13 at 10:35:51 PDT, seller added the following information:I will 100% assure you that this is authentic and is enamel on the front. If you go to live saleeers dot com you can see that his vesta cases with enamel fetch a very high price, the top one sold for 2,450. US dollars the 2nd highest sold for 2,041. US dollars. Just go to live saleeers dot com and type in John Millward Banks under sold items. As for the makers marks you can find them at 925-1000 dot com under London marks I-J in the right hand list half way down, you can also find the date mark for 1893.
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Sterling Silver & Enamel Horse Racing Vesta Case Matchsafe John Millward Banks: $798