A VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER VESTA CASE, Hmkd BIRMINGHAM 1896, C T BURROWS & SONS

A VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER VESTA CASE, HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1896, MAKER: C T BURROWS AND SONS.

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This is a beautiful Victorian Sterling silver vesta case it was made by C T Burrows & Sons (Charles Turman Burrows) of Branston Street, Birmingham and then hallmarked at the Birmingham assay office in 1896.

It measures 1 13/16 inches (46mm) without by 1 5/16 inches (34mm) by 3/8 of an inch (10mm) wide. the side of the lower flange carries a set of British Sterling silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1896 - 1897 and a makers mark of 'C.T.B' for C T Burrows & Sons. The inside of the cover has the lion passant and date letter.

It weighs in on my scales at 23 grams.

It is well made and completely undecorated, there is no suspension ring The base has an formed striker.

Condition is very good with a nice patination, the cover closes securely and is well sprung, there is a small ding to the edge near the hinge (penultimate picture), the seam of the cover is visible for about 5mm near the leading end (final picture). Please see the pictures.

Please note: The above description has been given to the best of my ability and is a accurate as I can make it, however please understand that it is my personal opinion based upon my own personal standards and derived

I will endeavour to ship within 1 working day of receiving confirmation of payment from PayPal or receipt of payment by other means, due to limited local collections I cannot normally post over the weekend . I am always happy to pack multiple purchases together and pass on any savings in postage costs.

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THE ITEM WILL BE SENT VIA INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR PRIORITY DELIVERY INCLUDING FULL INSURANCE TO THE MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COUNTRY

BECAUSE THE BRITISH POST OFFICE OPERATES A TWO TIER SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR; DEPENDANT ON THE DECLARED VALUE OF THE PACKAGE, I NOW HAVE TO OFFER A FLAT RATE SHIPPING COST WHICH IS SET ROUGHLY HALF WAY BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER RATES AND ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST 50p. IF THE VALUE OF THE WINNING BID IS £46.00 OR ABOVE YOU WILL BE PAYING SLIGHTLY LESS, IF IT IS BELOW £46.00 YOU WILL BE PAYING SLIGHTLY MORE.

THE QUOTED RATE IS BASED ON THE ESTIMATED PACKED WEIGHT AND ALSO INCLUDES A SMALL CHARGE FOR ANY NEW PACKAGING MATERIALS SUCH AS BUBBLE WRAP ETC. SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO ANY COUNTRY IN EUROPE International Signed For priority Airmail including full insurance £8.50 SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD International Signed For priority Airmail includin...

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