Early 20th Century Large Silver & Enamel Dual Compartment Vesta Case MATCHES & FUSEES

HENRY WELLS, CHESTER 1912
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An early 20th century large and heavy quality silver and enamel dual compartment Vesta Case, of plain rounded rectangular form with attached suspension ring, the striker plate to one side, two sprung hinged lids, one at either end enamelled in red for "Fusees" and blue for 2Matches2, silver gilt interiors.

By Henry Wells Chester, 1912

£850.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
60  mm (2.36 inches)
W
48  mm (1.89 inches)
D
16  mm (0.63 inches)
Weight
76.00 Grams (2.44 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
CH00237E
Medium
Silver
Literature
A fusee is a large headed match (supposedly capable of staying alight in wind and rain) that was commonly used to light cigars and pipes.