This is a lovely 19th-century (1886) Imperial Russian solid silver antique silver vesta case.
Decorated with engraved flowers and leaves.
A vacant cartouche in the form of a shield. Free from inscriptions and no previous erasures. Some flaking of the silver in the shield, possibly from a knock or a result of the original manufacturing flaw. They are not splits that go through.
The lid is spring-loaded, in working order.
A rare, early example 134-year-old genuine Russian antique silver vesta case.
HALLMARKS: 1886 Moscow. 84 zolotniki. SILVER fineness 875.
DIMENSION: 5cm x 3cm (2" x 1 1/8") approx.
SILVER WEIGHT: 20.5g
CONDITION: Good condition for its age with minor wear and scratches. In working condition. No repairs.
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