Elephant Vesta


United Kingdom

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19th Century Elephant Vesta
A charming example of and English 19th century treen carved wooden vesta, in the form of a elephant. In untouched condition this object opens to reveal a small matchstick compartment and its original match strike. Brass hinges and a worn surface give this object a tactile and decorative look.

Size in inches: H 2” x W 4” x D 1.5”
Period: 19th Century
Material: Wood
Origin: English
Condition: worn

Completely solid in structure and form, with a deep natural patina across the surface as well as a crack that is an old repair and firmly in place. It can be exceedingly difficult to photograph all areas of an item. We strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.



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