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.
2 in. (5 cm.) Wide
½ in. (1.25 cm.) Deep
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1840