This Sterling Silver vesta case is pre owned and dated 1892 therefore dating back to the Victorian era. It has a wavy pattern, a hinged cover a striker base and a ring loop to allow suspension if required. The purpose for the vesta case was to keep matches and were very popular at the time.
The purpose of vesta cases was to protect a number of matches needed for smoking during the day in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. They 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 are the ultimate collectors item and the Victorian background makes this item extra special. It holds a number of matches and is great for a pocket.
The vesta case measures approximately 5cm in length and 3cm in width.
The total weight of the vesta case is 24.1 grams.
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