Victorian Silver & Enamel Sentry Box Vesta Case 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, London 1898
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A fine and rare Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of Sentry Box form and of larger than average size, of rectangular form with hinged peaked lid, the face enamelled with a Private from The 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps (a previously unrecorded Regiment on these Sentry Box Vesta Cases). The cover stamped with the Registration Number 38283.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1898. Marked on lid and base.

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 (?) different Regiments have now been recorded.

Sold - £6,000.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
72 mm (2.83 inches)
30 mm (1.18 inches)
35.00 Grams (1.13 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel