Victorian Antique Sterling

Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895

Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895

Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895    Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895
For your consideration a solid silver English hallmarked combination vesta case and sovereign holder that dates to the latter part of the Victorian era. Please view the pictures above as they hopefully show all in detail. Inner lip of the vesta bears the main hallmarks that comprise the makers mark (poorly struck but just readable)'HWLD' for Henry Williamson Ltd, the lion denoting sterling silver, the date letter'v' for 1895, and the anchor for Birmingham. The inner lid of the vesta has the lion and date letter. The inner lid of the sovereign holder has the lion and date letter, as does the coin retainer. Finally the suspension ring has the lion stamp.

The piece measures 7.3 cms maximum length not including the suspension ring; and 3.2 cms wide. Weighs 43.5g (all approximate).

The case has a lovely gilded interior that is in super condition. It appears from that perspective to have had very little use as a vesta or sovereign holder. The vesta lid springs open and snaps shut. The sovereign holder cover springs open when the button is pressed, and again will snap shut, with a little gap.

The front of the piece has what appears to be intricate initials engraved, but I have no idea what they are. There is a shallow dent in the area of the initials.

On the reverse side, there is a noticeable shallow dent on the sovereign holder lid running it's length, and a couple of pinprick type indentations on the panel beneath. I have now added some further pictures of the dents as the original images were unclear. It's always difficult to photograph imperfections in silver because of light reflections but I hope these are an improvement. I hope my description gives sufficient information.

I have lots of interesting silver listed in my shop; please take a look. The item "ANTIQUE HM VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER COMBINATION SOVEREIGN & VESTA CASE 1895" is in sale since Sunday, November 29, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cigarette/Vesta Cases". The seller is "ashcroft8516" and is located in WIRRAL, Merseyside. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • Maker: Henry Williamson Ltd?
  • Product: Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case
  • Age: 1850-1899

Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895    Antique Hm Victorian Sterling Silver Combination Sovereign & Vesta Case 1895