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    Antique Brass Table Vesta with Novelty Enameled Figure

    Antique Brass Table Vesta with Novelty Enameled Figure

    $290 (approx conversion from £235)

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    About this item

    An unusual antique brass table vesta or nib holder decorated with a novelty black enamel figure of a boy diving on the ground dating from the 19th century. The heavily made vesta is of oval bowl shape with a hinged cover opening to reveal a rectangular recess with a rounded interior. The bowl stands raised on four flat round feet and is screw mounted on a rectangular tray shaped base which in turn is also raised on four feet. Regardless of purpose it is a quality and heavily made piece sadly lacking any identifying makers marks.  

    Provenance: acquired in the British Art Market

    In good condition with wear and patina associated with age and use. There is a bit of distortion to the surface of the tray base however this does not detract.
     

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    Additional Information

    Code

    MT23320 (AB-123973)

    Dimensions

    W: 8cm  (3.1")H: 5.5cm  (2.2")L: 11.5cm  (4.5")

    Period

    Victorian (1837 to 1901)

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    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    Being able to share one’s passion is the dream! As a young boy Frank McKenzie would spend his time visiting local ‘Jumble Sales’ and foraging landfill on old railway lines for abandoned treasures. At the age of 9 he was already using his pocket money to buy and sell items. Since then and...