We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exquisite Vesta case by the renowned Silversmiths Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd. It is exceptional in both quality and condition. Dating from 1905 and bearing a Chester hallmark, the polychrome Enamel Scene depicts a group of hounds in a yard and the detail is wonderful as well as being in excellent original condition. There are, as you would expect a few small surface scratches visible with a glass, and the slightest of dents in the back. The hinge has no noticeable wear, the spring is strong and closes positively. This is the finest example of a Sampson Mordan Vesta that we have had the pleasure to own.
A Large 19th Century French Gilt overmantel Wall Mirror This Mirror has a beautiful Gilt and Gesso Frame. The carved frame is a rich gold which has darkened with age. The deep moulded frame is beautifully decorated, the arched top with a carved surmount of torches and swags. The mirror frame is in good condition, the bevelled plate mirror is also in good condition, with very minor foxing.
A VERY large pressed glass jug of some age. I believe this jug dates to the latter Victorian years, around 1880. It would be a display piece, or for flowers, as it is too heavy to use practically. I wonder whether it was produced as a show item to advertise a company's products since it is so large. In good order.