Victorian Silver & Enamel Sentry Box Vesta Case - The 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards

S MORDAN & CO 1886
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A fine and rare Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of Sentry Box form with hinged peaked lid and attached suspension ring, the face enamelled with a soldier from The 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards.

By Sampson Mordan, London, 1886

This is one from a series of silver and enamel Vesta Cases depicting ‘Soldiers of the Queen’ produced by Mordan around the time of Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. It was originally thought that the Sentry Box Vesta was limited to a series of perhaps 10 or 12 different examples made specifically for the Jubilee. Around 25 plus different Regiments have now been recorded.

Reserved - £3500.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, minor pocket wear and surface scratches to the enamel.
Dimensions
H
64  mm (2.52 inches)
W
24  mm (0.94 inches)
D
10  mm (0.39 inches)
Weight
26.50 Grams (0.85 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VGB1
Medium
Silver & Enamel
Literature
The 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1688 as Lord Cavendish's Regiment of Horse. It was renamed as the 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards for Princess Charlotte in 1788. It saw service for two centuries, including the First World War, before being amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.