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S/2406 Antique Treen 19th Century Vesta Case

An interesting example of a mid 19th century vesta case made from a sea bean (entada gigas), also known as a sea heart, having a silver hinged mount and lid with a striking plate to the underside. No hallmarks are visible and it is initialled on the front within a shaped catouche H.F.M. The whole has a lovely colour and patina.

Sold 2 in. (5 cm.) Wide
in. (1.25 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1840