The front is inscribed'Charlie'. The base opens to reveal the vesta holder and closes with a satisfying'snap'. If you press the top winder a compartment at the back opens to reveal the sovereign holder with a spring loaded sovereign slot (a bit'sticky' to operate). 8.2cm including the suspension ring x 3.3cm wide x 1.3cm deep.On the edge of the vesta case under the lid there are hallmarks; Chester, D for 1887, WN for William Naul, the queen's head (Victoria'bun head'), lion passant. The other side is stamped'THORNHILL NEW BOND STREET LONDON'. The cover to the sovereign case is marked with the queen's head, D and PATENT No 15849. There are additional queen's head marks to the exterior as can be seen in the photos. Please check the images for condition which is generally pretty good save a few minor dings and scratches as would be expected. This really is a most delightful and very rare item which will appeal to collectors of waches, vestas and sovereign cases alike - it will be a fabulous collection piece within your collection. The item "RARE VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER COMBINATION VESTA, SOVEREIGN CASE & WATCH CLOCK" is in sale since Friday, October 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cigarette/Vesta Cases". The seller is "scole-jones" and is located in East Sussex.
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