Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case
Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case

Antique French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case

c. 1890 France

Offered by AC Silver

£895 gbp
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This exceptional antique French silver vesta case has an elongated asymmetrical form, realistically modelled in the form of a mussel shell.

The anterior and posterior surfaces of the vinaigrette are embellished with engraved decoration replicating the contours of the natural shell.

This fine antique silver vesta case is fitted with a hinged cover to the narrow end of the shell.

The opening of the shell, opposing the tension bearing ligament of the organic shell, features a serrated panel/match striker and loop attachment.

The hallmarks struck to the sleeve of the body include:

Maker's mark: KP (untraced)
Additional marks: Depose ("registered")

Dimensions

Length 5.6cm/2.2"
Width 2.5cm/1"
Height 1.8cm/0.7"

Weight

0.5 troy ounce/15.6g


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

The engraved decoration is all very crisp.

The French hallmarks to the surface of the sleeve to the body are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique silverware.

Maker: Unknown

Date: Circa 1890

Origin: France, Europe
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A9158 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 1.80 cm (0.71 inches)
Width 2.50 cm (0.98 inches)
Depth 5.60 cm (2.20 inches)
Weight 0.50oz t (15.55g)
Stock Code
A9158
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French silver vesta case in the form of a mussel; an addition to our diverse smoking related silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
The French hallmarks to the surface of the sleeve to the body are very clear.
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