Antique English Pewter Vesta Case

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 1148

  • This small old English Vesta Case is inscribed with the phrase "Take Your Tythe" meaning take your tax which is the obsolete spelling for the word tithe and features a farm scene of the tax collector taking away a piglet. 
  • The box lid is done in repousse' design and has a grooved flat area which would've served as striker.  
  • No stamp/hallmarks but box is attributable to J Hynam Co. - London
  • Circa 1840 - 1899 
  • Condition:  Good - hinge/lid are in perfect working condition and the lid closes tight and flush. The box does have some some tiny dings on the bottom and has a small scratch on the striker area but is in wonderful shape for its age and still displays very nicely. 
  • Size:  2 3/4 x 1 3/4 " 
  • Weight:  1.9 oz.


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