Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box

Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box

c. 1868 Brussels, Belgium

Offered by AC Silver

£2,250 gbp
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This fine antique Belgian 900 standard silver vesta box has a rounded serpentine shaped form.

This box retains the original sprung hinged cover ornamented with an impressive and rare, original painted enamel panel depicting a French/European style roulette table* with a lucky charm motif to each corner: 13, a four-leaf clover, a ladybird and a pig**.

The undulating sides of the box are embellished with an engraved geometric lozenge design incorporating quatrefoil motifs to the centre of each and trefoil ornamentations to the pin struck border.

The anterior side of the box features a serrated panel/match striker.

This vesta box retains the original gilt interior.

* This roulette table has a subtly different layout to the North American style and bears the French terminology for Even (Pair), Odd (Impair), Low Bet (Manque) and High Bet (Passe).

** The icon of a pig representing luck originated in the Middle Ages; if you possessed plenty of pigs it was seen as a sign of prosperity and wealth.

Dimensions

Length 5.6cm/2.2"

Width 3.8cm/1.5"

Height 1.1cm/0.4"

Weight

1.6 troy ounces/48.7g


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This antique vesta box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

There is some black discolouration to the interior, as to be expected with such a piece.

The enamel panel is in perfect condition.

The engraved decoration is all very sharp.

The Belgian hallmarks struck to the anterior surface and underside of the box are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Maker: Unknown

Origin: Brussels, Belgium

Date: Circa 1868
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A2700 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 1.10 cm (0.43 inches)
Width 3.80 cm (1.50 inches)
Depth 5.60 cm (2.20 inches)
Weight 1.60oz t (49.76g)
Stock Code
A2700
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Belgian silver and enamel vesta box; an addition to our continental silver case collection
Signed/Inscribed
The Belgian hallmarks struck to the anterior surface and underside of the box are all very clear.
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