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Edwardian Sterling Silver Vesta Case Heart Pendant

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SKU: x4097

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This Edwardian Sterling Silver vesta case heart pendant is sure to ignite your love for all things antique! Rich with historical charm, this collectible was at the height of popularity during the 19th and early 20th centuries, used to hold and light matchsticks with her ridged side. Her unique name derives from the Roman goddess of fire and hearth.

Crafted from lustrous Sterling Silver, her heart shape is encased in forget-me-nots and comes complete with a cartouche on her front reading  'P.B.G, C.R.B, Rink Prize 1905'. With her chunky jump ring, she could become a statement piece adorning your neck by simply suspending her from a chunky Silver chain. Either way, this Edwardian vesta case will make a fun addition to your antique jewellery collection!

Item Details:

ERA: Edwardian, c.1904-05

MEASUREMENTS: Vesta is 54mm long, including jump ring. 
Vesta itself is 44mm long x 40mm wide.
Weight: 20.5g

MATERIALS:  Tests as Sterling Silver throughout.

STAMPS & HALLMARKS:  C.L&S, Birmingham Assay, Lion Passant, Date letter 'e' for the year 1904-05 & 'P.B.G, C.R.B, Rink Prize 1905 on front of vesta.

PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.

Condition:

VERY GOOD. This Edwardian Sterling Silver vesta case heart pendant is in very good condition! Her Sterling Silver is beautiful throughout, with her engravings having remained crisp and clear. Around the circumference of her lid, she is slightly misshapen but this is only noticeable under close inspection. There is a dark patina to her inside, commensurate with age, adding to her antique charm. Her hinge mechanism is in full working order, but please note when suspended from her jump ring, her lid does open slightly so will need to be worn with care. An overall exciting and characterful piece, sure to make a cute addition to your collection!