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Victorian engraved vesta case (circa 1896)


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eNum: 1312.CNDE.1302

This is a really unusual piece of antique jewellery.
It is an original late victorian period match box or what was known at the time as a vesta case.
It was made in England C1895 and is nine carats rose gold.
It was proberly worn originally on a lady’s victorian muff chain or a gentlemans double albert chain.
It is beautifully hand engraved with a floral pattern through out.
It is inscribed on the front.

To Kendell Franks
From the nursing staff of The Adelaide Hospital Dublin as
A tribute of affection and respect 1896

Kendall Franks was a doctor at the time and today he has a ward named after him at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

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