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The anterior surface of the case is ornamented with an impressive enamel panel depicting a semi-naked female portrait adorned with luxurious long brown hair; this is a desirable and collectable portrayal.
The reverse surface and sides of the case are plain and unembellished.
This exceptional antique vesta case is fitted with a ring loop attachment to one side and has a spring hinged cover which incorporates a plain thumbpiece.
The interior of the cover retains the original gilding.
This impressive sterling silver vesta case has an integrated serrated panel/match striker to the underside.
The hallmarks to the rim and interior of the cover include:
Silver quality/purity mark: .925 (sterling, 925/1000)
Importer's mark: S&Co (Steinhart & Co.)
Import mark: Birmingham
Date letter: 1904
1.2 troy ounces/38.6g
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There is a pin head blemish to the reverse surface of the case.
The import hallmarks struck to the rim of case and interior of the cover are all clear in keeping with age and location.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of continental silverware.
Origin: Austria, Europe
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear