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Unique 19th C Vesta Case, Leather, Mother of Pearl

Unique 19th C Vesta Case, Leather, Mother of Pearl


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1056511

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P. O. Box 5353
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-589-5834

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$175

Unique 19th century vesta case (pocket match case), in leather and mother-of-pearl. The purpose of a vesta case was to carry short matches (called vestas, after the goddess of fire and hearth) and protect them from moisture. This wonderful case features three mother-of-pearl strips fastened with brass studs and a strike plate; the insert the owners initials (FWF) embroidered in gold thread surrounded by green leaves. Very good condition; one MOP strip is cracked. Measures 2 5/8” by 1 3/8".