Victorian Silver & Enamel Vesta Case - Clare College Cambridge

George Unite, Birmingham 1891
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A rare Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of rounded rectangular form with sprung push button opening mechanism, the face enamelled with the Coat of Arms of Clare College, Cambridge with a jewelled Earls Coronet above. Silver gilt interior.

By George Unite, Birmingham, 1891.

Also stamped with the retailer's mark of Benzie, Cowes.

Clare College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college was founded in 1326 as University Hall, making it the second-oldest surviving college of the University after Peterhouse. It was refounded in 1338 as Clare Hall by an endowment from Elizabeth de Clare, and took on its current name in 1856. Clare is famous for its chapel choir and for its gardens on "The Backs" (the back of the colleges that overlook the River Cam).

Reserved - £465.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
48 mm (1.89 inches)
W
35 mm (1.38 inches)
D
12 mm (0.47 inches)
Weight
32.00 Grams (1.03 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS071119E
Medium
Silver & Enamel