Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case
Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case

WILLIAM HOUGHTON AND CHARLES GUNN Also known as HOUGHTON & GUNN (worked 1868-1906)

Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel 'Milestone' Vesta Case

1887 England

Offered by Steppes Hill Farm Antiques

£2,950 gbp
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An extremely rare Victorian novelty silver and enamel Vesta Case made in the form of a triangular 'Milestone, with hinged lid and engraved striker to the base. Two sides enamelled with the distances: 'To Ascot 12 Miles' and 'To London 17 miles'.

Made in London in 1887 and retailed by Houghton & Gunn, 162 New Bond Street, London.

Also stamped with a registered design number.
In good condition with just a few very minor nicks to the sharp edges, the interior with black sulphur deposits.
Probably made to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and celebrating her "Milestone" of 50 years on the Throne.

As far as the location that the piece refers to is concerned it might possibly be Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey or a train station on the London & South West railway line?
Dimensions
Height 63.00 mm (2.48 inches)
Width 29.00 mm (1.14 inches)
Depth 21.00 mm (0.83 inches)
Weight 41.00g (1.32oz t)
Stock Code
TRS220716.478
Medium
Silver & Enamel
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