Antique Silver Combination Vesta and Sovereign Case U.987


An unusual silver combination match vesta and sovereign case. The sprung vesta lid with a match striker, the sovereign case also with a spring mechanism and silver ring handle the lid engraved with conjoined initials, gilded interior. The back engraved NA H UNE L SONO DHUIT GUN LA IDER DONA DHUIT  from a  traditional Gaelic blessing thought to translate as “May all your days be good days”.  Clearly hallmarked for Birmingham 1898. Excelllent condition.


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