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Antique c1905 Sterling Silver Vesta Case Necklace


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This beautiful necklace features a stunning sterling silver vesta case on a handwired sterling silver chain of differing styles and weights.  The vesta case has floral engraving and is hallmarked for Chester c 1905. The vesta also has a makers mark.

Early Chester silver (up to the mid-19th century) is rare but towards the end of the 19th century many Birmingham manufacturers started sending their silver to Chester for assay because they found they got a faster service than having it done locally.

It is in good condition considering its age and the lid snaps shut well. It is very common for a piece of this age to reflect some wear and tear. A totally unique and stunning necklace.

Vesta Cases were small portable boxes used to carry vestas (short matches) and were carried by men and women alike. So called after the name of one of the early makers (which was taken from the goddess Vesta, a Roman deity of fire and the hearth), they came into use around the 1830s and were produced extensively between 1890 and 1920. 

The vesta case measures 3.5cm x 2.5cm. The total length of the chain is 78cm.

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