Victorian Silver & Enamel Sentry Box Vesta Case - The Coldstream Guards

SAMPSON MORDAN 1886
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A fine and rare Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of Sentry Box form with hinged peaked lid, the face enamelled with a soldier from The Coldstream 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.

£2950.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, minor pocket wear and surface scratches.
Dimensions
H
60  mm (2.36 inches)
W
24  mm (0.94 inches)
D
10  mm (0.39 inches)
Weight
24.00 Grams (0.77 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VGA4
Medium
Silver & Enamel
Literature
The Coldstream Guards (COLDM GDS) is a part of the Guards Division, Foot Guards regiments of the British Army.

It is the oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).