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This beautiful necklace features an antique sterling silver vesta case on a sterling silver chain with gold and rose gold fill beads. A stunning, unique necklace.

This beautiful sterling silver vesta case is by the silversmiths Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd - (1893 - 1941) and is in great condition with a full set of English silver hallmarks for Chester 1894 (date letter L). 

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 4.7cm x 3.8cm. The total length of the chain is 74cm.

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This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to it's history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.