HMSS Silver Vesta Case Birmingham 1910
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A vesta case is a small, portable container used to hold matches. This particular piece is hallmarked sterling silver for Birmingham 1910, and engraved with ivy leaves – a popular motif of the time, signifying the closeness of two people. Measuring 3.7cm x 3.5cm, this one has a silver ring attached and will hang on a silver chain on a quirky angle.
The word ‘vesta’ comes from Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth and home.
Vesta cases are still sought after by collectors for their historical and aesthetic value. They serve as reminders of a bygone era when matches were an essential tool for everyday life.
$285.00 (GST incl.)
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