11th Jun, 2024 11:00

Silver & Objects of Vertu
 
  Lot 29
 

A Victorian sterling silver novelty vesta case, Sheffield 1895 by Walker and Hall

A Victorian sterling silver novelty vesta case, Sheffield 1895 by Walker and Hall

Of rounded rectangular form with a hinged lid, the front a die struck Charley’s Aunt. Gilt interior. Worn engraved inscription to the reverse reading “from Charley’s Aunt Dec 21st 1895”.

Fully marked.

Length – 4.6 cm / 1.8 inches

Weight – 24 grams / 0.77 ozt

These vesta cases were distributed to the audience on the occasion of the play’s third anniversary performance on 21 December 1895. The play by Brandon Thomas, the character played by W.S.Penley.

Estimated at £100 - £150

 

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