silver vesta (match case) cane with serpent

Ref : 16742

A silver vesta cane with a cone-shaped silver handle, hinged to open and reveal matches, the cane further decorated with a silver serpent on the ebony shaft - 'vesta' cases are small portable boxes designed to contain matches and keep them dry; they take their name from the Roman goddess of fire and the family hearth

Date circa: 1900

Country: Continental

~ length of handle 3.5cm / 1.4in, overall length 87cm / 33.9in.


price: £650.00 / $842.00

Ref : 16742





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