Victorian Silver & Enamel Sentry Box Vesta Case - The Gordon Highlanders

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, LONDON 1898
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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 Gordon Highlanders Regiment.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, London, 1898

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.

Sold - £2250.00

Condition
In good condition but lacking brass spring and a few small surface dents to one side.
Dimensions
H
60  mm (2.36 inches)
W
24  mm (0.94 inches)
D
10  mm (0.39 inches)
Weight
24.50 Grams (0.79 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VGB5
Medium
Silver & Enamel
Literature
The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).