Sterling Vesta Case – Sterling Silver Dated 1892 Victorian Vesta Case
This Sterling Silver vesta case is pre owned. It is dated from the Victorian era via the hallmark therefore is very collectable and an antique vesta case. It has a wavy pattern, a hinged cover, a striker base and a ring loop to allow suspension from a chain if required. Many people ask what is a vesta case used for? – The purpose for the vesta case was alternatively known as a match case as it was used to keep matches in and they were very popular items at the time.
The vesta cases protected a number of matches which were needed for smoking during the day in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. These vintage vesta cases were introduced early in the nineteenth century following the introduction of friction matches in order to prevent the matches from getting damp and also protecting the user from any danger in the case of spontaneous ignition.
Vesta cases for sale now from the Victorian era are the ultimate collectors item. It not only holds a number of matches but is the perfect size for a pocket.
All of our pre-owned items have been thoroughly inspected and checked and our experts have refurbished all items to ensure they are cleaned and polished to a fantastic second-hand condition. We are confident you will be happy with your purchase with your item looking like new but with the original character and pre-loved element still remaining.
The silver vesta case hallmarked measures approximately 5 cm in length and 3 cm in width.
The total weight of the vesta case is 24.1 grams.
All items arrive boxed and fully gift wrapped at no extra cost.