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Antique Silver Victorian Vesta Case made for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1896


A rare Victorian antique silver vesta case with suspension loop. The case was made in Chester in 1896-97 for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (celebrating 60 years on the throne).

Date 1896
Made By William Neale & Son Ltd
Location Chester
Stock Number W255x20

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Maker: William Neale & Son Ltd

A rare Victorian antique silver vesta case with suspension loop.

The case is finely chased with a representation of Queen Victoria in a heart-shaped cartouche amidst floral motifs to one side, and a vacant heart-shaped cartouche amidst floral motifs to the other.

The case was made in Chester in 1896-97 for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (celebrating 60 years on the throne).

Along with the hallmarks to the inside and lid, it also has a design registry mark struck twice to the sides.

It is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: 5.25 cm  x 4 cm (excluding suspension ring); weight 1 troy oz.

William Neale & Son Ltd

Birmingham, 1933 hallmark.

Firm established by William Neale in 1850 in Birmingham. Later the firm became William Neale & Sons as a partnership of William Neale Sr., William Neale Jr. and Arthur Neale, building new premises at 29 Warstone Lane, Birmingham (1896).

In 1905, the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style of William Neale & Sons Ltd moving in 1910 at 34 Cox Street, St. Paul’s Square, Birmingham.

In 1941, the firm was absorbed by Suckling Ltd.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

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