Vesta Cases ‘Strike it Lucky’ at Cadmore Auctions

May and June were on fire when it came to auctioning antique silver vesta cases.

Let’s start with May’s highlights – an 1886 Birmingham hallmarked vesta with enamel Bulldog decoration sold for £160 (lot 278 – 16/05).

Somebody then pillaged a Viking themed vesta for £130 (lot 781 – 30/05).

Lot 278 - Silver Vesta Case with an Enamel Portrait of an English Bulldog
Lot 781 - Antique Silver Swedish Vesta Case

June grabbed our attention – an 1876 vesta with whistle blew up at £180 (lot 99 – 13/06).

Lot 99 - Rare Antique Silver Vesta Case and Whistle
Lot 74 - Rare Silver and Brass Emblem Vesta Case

The 7th  Infantry were well represented – a ‘desert rat’ themed vesta found its mark at £140 (lot 74 – 27/06).

And finally, we all hailed the vesta as a 1901 Edward VII embossed figurehead case sold for £150 (lot 81 – 27/06).

Lot 81 - Rare Silver Edward VII Embossed Figure Head Vesta Case

N. B. All sold prices are hammer prices and exclude commission.


If you are thinking of selling an item, or collection, please contact Cadmore Auctions – we do try that little bit harder.

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