V Rare Antique S Mordan Sterling Silver Vesta Case Wth Hidden Photo Frame Ch1906 For Sale
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POSTAGE : UK £4.50 RECORDED/£7.50 SPECIAL DELIVERY, WORLDWIDE £10.50 INT TRACKABLE AIRSURE, EUROPE £10.50 INT TRACKABLE AIRSURE.
Description An extremelyrare Englishantique solid sterling silver vesta/match case of unusual off-set shape, and with hidden photo compartment, by the silversmithsSampson Mordan &Coand with full English silver hallmarks for Chester 1906.Excellent quality examplein lovely condition, very scarce vesta, with a sprung, hinged silver lid and a small serrated striker on the side. Has a hinged front lid which opens to reveal a gilded compartment with photo frame complete withcircular silver mount and perspex cover.Has itsoriginal large hallmarked silver bale ring, andthere are no added engraved personal inscriptions in the cartouche. Weighs approx 28 grams.
Measurements Measures approx 2.5 inches (64mm) in length, (corner to corner), x 1.45 inches (37mm) wide and is 0.4 inches (10mm) deep.
Date AntiqueEnglishsolid sterling silver with a full set of silver hallmarks for Chester1906 (date letter "F"). Clear matching hallmarks on vesta and and the front compartment.
MakerSilversmiths initials "S.M & Co", (Sampson Mordan & Co). Also stamped with the retailers name, "Mappin & Webb" as well asthe date registration numbers "Rd 461033 & Rd 481236".
ConditionLovely condition, no splits or cracks to the silver, no repairs and no nasty knocks or dents either,just a couple oflittlesurface bruises but really nothing much at all and a beautiful vesta.The silver lid hinge worksfine and the lid opens and closes tightly and still has a reasonable spring. The front photo compartment opens and closesperfectly and much of the original interior gilding is intact. Complete with interior silver photo border and also the original silver bale ring. No added engraved monograms or inscriptions.
Superb rareEnglish antique sterling silver vesta case with photo compartment by Sampson Mordan. A very scarce vesta.
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V Rare Antique S Mordan Sterling Silver Vesta Case Wth Hidden Photo Frame Ch1906: $137