An exquisitely made sterling silver (Birmingham) and enamel vesta case, 1898-99. The enamel is painted with the scene of a man in Victorian attire on a bicycle. This rare sterling vesta case is made by William Hair Haseler, and is in the rounded rectangular shape. The vesta case is clearly hallmarked.
The maker, William Hair Haseler (WHH) is well-renowned. His firm that was founded in 1870 went into partnership with Liberty & Co, where he continued to create his silverware until 1926 when the partnership ceased.
Condition: Very good for its age with a very tiny rub mark on the bottom right of the enamel, with the usual signs of wear and scratches to the silver. The back has some minor bruises as shown. The lid is snappy and tight.
Hallmarks: As shown in photos
Size: approx. 2 inches (5 cm) from the top of the ring loop to the base; and approx 1.5 inches (3.2 cm) across.