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Silver and Agate Vesta Case

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Mixed Media: Pre 1940: Item # 1398159
Cherub Antiques Gallery
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2918 'M' Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20007

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A stunning luxury item. Sterling silver vesta, or matchbook case, set with a large, banded, bevel-cut agate upon its top. The hinged case is fitted with a secure closure button that impresses to open the Art Deco geometric form. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: Shipton & Co. Ltd., Birmingham 1937. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/2" L.