Antique Victorian 1898 Sterling Silver Vesta Case Locket Necklace

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Antique 1898 Vesta case set in sterling silver, featuring a beautiful ivy leaf pattern on the front and back.  In the Victorian era the Ivy leaf symbolised love, affection, fidelity, friendship and affection. The Vesta case would be the perfect place to store a keepsake or memento as if it were a locket. 

 

Vesta cases were used to store matches, on the bottom of the box is a ridged area used to strike the match. In the 1830s friction matches came into use although they were hazardous and could light without warning, the vesta case kept the matches dry and safe. 

 

HALLMARKS

R&B (Roberts & Belk), (Lion, Letter 'y' (1898-1899), Anchor (Birmingham)

 

WEIGHT

23.9g

 

MEASUREMENTS

The vesta case measures 4.6cm / 1.8" in height, 2.9cm / 1.1" in length and 1cm / 0.3" in width. The pendant hangs from a vintage sterling silver chain measuring 76cm / 30".

 

CONDITION

The pendant is in excellent antique condition.

 

SKU

6322

Antique 1898 Vesta case set in sterling silver, featuring a beautiful ivy leaf pattern on the front and back.  In the Victorian era the Ivy leaf symbolised love, affection, fidelity, friendship and affection. The Vesta case would be the perfect place to store a keepsake or memento as if it were a locket. 

 

Vesta cases were used to store matches, on the bottom of the box is a ridged area used to strike the match. In the 1830s friction matches came into use although they were hazardous and could light without warning, the vesta case kept the matches dry and safe. 

 

HALLMARKS

R&B (Roberts & Belk), (Lion, Letter 'y' (1898-1899), Anchor (Birmingham)

 

WEIGHT

23.9g

 

MEASUREMENTS

The vesta case measures 4.6cm / 1.8" in height, 2.9cm / 1.1" in length and 1cm / 0.3" in width. The pendant hangs from a vintage sterling silver chain measuring 76cm / 30".

 

CONDITION

The pendant is in excellent antique condition.

 

SKU

6322

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Ring Size Guide
UK US EUROPE Diameter (mm)
Size J 5 49 15.6mm
Size K 5 1/2 50 16.0mm
Size L 6 51 16.4mm
Size M 6 1/2 53 16.8mm
Size N 7 54 17.2mm
Size O 7 1/2 55 17.6mm
Size P 8 56 18.0mm
 
Bracelet Size Guide
WOMEN LENGTH
Petite 7"/ 17.7cm
Medium 7.5" / 19cm
Large 8.5" / 21.5cm
Extra Large 9" / 22.8
 
Necklace Length Guide
14" Necklace - fits just around then like a chocker.
16" Necklace - will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
18" Necklace - will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
20" Necklace - will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
22" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline.
24" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline..
36" Necklace - will fall bellow the bust.

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