Antique Victorian 1886 Silver Vesta Case Necklace
Our Antique Victorian 1886 silver Vesta case is a unique way to treasure memories forever, named after the Roman goddess of fire and hearth. This piece is handmade from sterling silver, an exquisite box featuring elaborate engravings. Style this piece on a heavy gold or silver chain, the pendant is lightweight and secure, opening up to reveal a sizable space for treasured keepsakes that can be taken anywhere.
This treasure has its beginnings in the 1830s when friction matches were first introduced. A ridged area was crafted at the bottom of the case so that the striking of matches would be made easy even in wet or damp conditions. To ensure efficient use and optimal safety, these small yet incredibly fashionable matchsafe boxes became an essential part of dress code in both the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Today we can use this piece similar to a locket, a collection of pictures, letters, flowers. It is big enough for a number of precious keepsakes.
JG. Ltd, Anchor, Lion, Letter 'M' - 1886
Height - 4.5cm / 1.7"
Width - 3.3cm / 1.3"
This pieces is styled on a solid gold belcher chain, see our drop down for our made to order chains available in sterling silver and gold.
Excellent antique condition.
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Antique Victorian 1886 Silver Vesta Case Necklace
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Antique and vintage jewellery normally show signs of age. We aim to sell items that are in excellent vintage condition. Exceptions are sometimes made if the piece is particularly unique or rare.
We seek to provide accurate dates for each item through knowledge, understanding and research. Unmarked items are very difficult to date and therefore such dates must be regarded as estimates.
We offer a six month warranty which is not due to wear and tear and/or negligence after purchase. Antique and vintage jewellery require special care. Select the piece which is appropriate for your lifestyle.
Beautiful gift wrapping complimentary to you. Carefully wrapped in our signature English made pistaccio green boxes finished with our pink ribbon.