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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.
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")
0.5 troy ounce/15.6g
Height : 1.8 cm
Width : 2.5 cm
Length : 5.6 cm
0.5 troy ounce/15.6g
AC Silver has clarified that the French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case (A9158 / LA170075) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1890.
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.
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This item is located in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
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