Victorian Enamelled Silver 'Punch Magazine' Cover Vesta Case

JOHN MILLWARD BANKS, BIRMINGHAM 1892
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A good Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of rounded rectangular form with hinged lid and silver gilt interior. The cover inset with a monochrome enamel panel depicting the front cover of Punch Magazine dated 1892.

By John Millward Banks, Birmingham, 1892

Sold - £795.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, minor pocket wear and surface scratches to the enamel and a couple of tiny dinks to the base.
Dimensions
H
45  mm (1.77 inches)
W
30  mm (1.18 inches)
D
10  mm (0.39 inches)
Weight
32.00 Grams (1.03 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
NW230418B
Medium
Silver & Enamel
Literature
The design for the cover of Punch Magazine was drawn by Richard "Dickie" Doyle (September 1824 – 11 December 1883. Doyle was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. His work frequently appeared, amongst other places, in Punch magazine; he drew the cover of the first issue, and designed the magazine's masthead, a design that was used for over a century.