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Hand Painted Brass Art Nouveau Vesta Case

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Hand Painted Brass Art Nouveau Vesta Case

Hand Painted Brass Art Nouveau Vesta Case

I have on offer a beautiful collectable hand painted brass vesta case. The paint work detail is wonderful, the subject is a long haired lad with a flower underneath. The vesta has an Art Nouveau shape to it and the art work has the same feel to it. A great collector’s piece. The vesta is in overall good shape for its age.

Dimensions: 6.2cm x 4.2cm

Vesta cases were introduced in the early 19th century following the manufacture of friction ‘lucifer’ matches in 1826. These matches could self ignite from the heat of friction, often explosively, and were dangerous if simply carried in the pocket. Vesta cases were composed of brass, gold, silver or silver plated cases just large enough to hold (and keep safe) a good number of matches. Vesta cases also prevented matches from becoming damp and useless.

The history of the match holder starts in the 19th century. When matches were invented in 1830, people immediately tried to think of how to transport these “dangerous” things. The first match holders were produced as early as 1835 and were made of wood; later iron and other materials were used. The simple match holders were made for the common people. Only the wealthy could afford expensive match holders.

Although vesta cases were restricted in size because of their function, their decoration varied enormously, from the very plain to the heavily embossed and chased decorated. The majority of vesta cases have a hinged cover and a ring loop attachment to allow suspension. I hope you enjoy browsing through our large array of beautiful Vesta cases on offer.

As smoking became increasingly fashionable and popular during the 19th& 20th Century small boxes and containers were made to house matches and to strike them. I have a lovely range of vesta cases in all sorts of differnt shapes and sizes sourced from all over the country and of the finest quality…..

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Art Nouveau Enamel Twisted Vine Photograph Frame

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Art Nouveau Enamel Twisted Vine Photograph Frame

Art Nouveau Enamel Twisted Vine Photograph Frame

 

This is a fabulous Art Nouveau style photograph frame. The frame is decorated with richly coloured green and purple enamel. Beautiful twisting vine leaves going around the border of the frame.

Height: 20cm Width 13cm

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Solid Silver Art Nouveau Winged Fairy Brooch with Stone

 

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Solid Silver Art Nouveau Winged Fairy Brooch with Stone

Solid Silver Art Nouveau Winged Fairy Brooch with Stone

A simply beautiful Art Nouveau style solid silver brooch in the shape of a fairy. The fairy has lovely detail to her embossed wings. She is holding a purple gemstone. The back of the brooch is hallmarked ‘925’. The brooch fastens with roll over clasp.

Brooch is 4cm in Length.

The Art Nouveau movement is characterized by soft shapes and flowing lines. Jewellery was often represented by flowers and all things ethereal. This was a very decorative period and lots of wonderful patterns and designs emerged from this.

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Art Nouveau Lady Photograph Frame

 

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Art Nouveau Lady Photograph Frame

Art Nouveau Lady Photograph Frame

 

On offer is an attractive Art Nouveau photograph frame. The frame is made of spelter. There is an angelic looking lady to the right hand side of the frame, as well as leaves and flowers. The frame is in great condition for its age.

Dimensions: 14cm x 9.5cm

The Art Nouveau artistic movement celebrated mythical figures, flowers, vine leaves, birds and insects.

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Hand Painted Brass Vesta Case with Smoking Lady

 

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Hand Painted Brass Vesta Case with Smoking Lady

Hand Painted Brass Vesta Case with Smoking Lady

 

I have on offer a beautiful collectable hand painted brass vesta case. The paint work detail is wonderful, the subject is a long haired lady who is smoking a cigarette. The vesta has an Art Nouveau design and colour. A great collector’s piece. The vesta is in overall good shape for its age.

Dimensions: 5.7cm x 4.4cm

Vesta cases were introduced in the early 19th century following the manufacture of friction ‘lucifer’ matches in 1826. These matches could self ignite from the heat of friction, often explosively, and were dangerous if simply carried in the pocket. Vesta cases were composed of brass, gold, silver or silver plated cases just large enough to hold (and keep safe) a good number of matches. Vesta cases also prevented matches from becoming damp and useless.

The history of the match holder starts in the 19th century. When matches were invented in 1830, people immediately tried to think of how to transport these “dangerous” things. The first match holders were produced as early as 1835 and were made of wood; later iron and other materials were used. The simple match holders were made for the common people. Only the wealthy could afford expensive match holders.

Although vesta cases were restricted in size because of their function, their decoration varied enormously, from the very plain to the heavily embossed and chased decorated. The majority of vesta cases have a hinged cover and a ring loop attachment to allow suspension. I hope you enjoy browsing through our large array of beautiful Vesta cases on offer.

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Art Nouveau Flower Link Chain Bracelet

 

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Art Nouveau Flower Link Chain Bracelet

Art Nouveau Flower Link Chain Bracelet

 

This is an attractive vintage Art Nouveau style link chain bracelet with pretty flower detail. The flower has pretty white diamontes. The bracelet is designer brand and has a mark which could read ‘Feline’ although it is difficult to accurately make out. The bracelet is offered in great vintage condition.

Length of Bracelet: 20cm

 

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Vintage Amber Gemstone Flower Necklace

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Vintage Amber Gemstone Flower Necklace

Vintage Amber Gemstone Flower Necklace

 

This is a stunning amber gemstone flower necklace. Wonderful qualityl detail to the necklace. The pendant has gold coloured leaves decorating the stones. This necklace is offered in great vintage condition.

Dimensions of Pendant: 6.4cm x 6.4cm
Length of Chain: 56cm

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Vintage Sea Pearl & Blue Crystal Cuff

 

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Vintage Sea Pearl & Blue Crystal Cuff

Vintage Sea Pearl & Blue Crystal Cuff

This is a beautiful sea pearl and pale blue crystal cuff bracelet. The main focal point of the bracelet is a large pearly flower with a large white rhinestone in the centre. The bracelet itself is made up of several pearl and crystal beads. Condition: Excellent.

Total Length of Cuff: 21.5cm

Why buy vintage designer costume jewellery? Buying vintage name brand jewellery is an investment rather than an expense. They have immediate practical advantages over other ways of investing for the future. Vintage brand jewellery guarantees you will stand out and nobody else will own a piece exactly like yours.

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Solid Silver Art Nouveau Droplet Earrings

 

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Solid Silver Art Nouveau Droplet Earrings

Solid Silver Art Nouveau Droplet Earrings

This is a stunning pair of solid silver droplet earrings in the Art Nouveau manner. The elegant earrings have a beautiful shape with a small square onyx stone detail. Both earrings are hallmarked ‘925’. Condition: Excellent

Length of Earrings: 4.4cm

The Art Nouveau artistic movement celebrated mythical figures, flowers, vine leaves, birds and insects.

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Art Deco Porcelain Showgirl with Parrot

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Art Deco Porcelain Showgirl with Parrot

Art Deco Porcelain Showgirl with Parrot

A stunning porcelain Art Deco pin lady. The lady is a performing showgirl with a pink feather in her hair. She is wearing an elaborate silver bra and she is holding a parrot in her left hand. This is a wonderful subject matter. The pin doll is offered in great condition.

Dimensions: 12.5cm x 13cm

Pin cushions, or pin dolls, only became a true necessity once sewing implements were mass produced during the middle of the 19th century. The crudely made pins and needles used before the Industrial Revolution were costly and typically stored in small boxes and cases. While pin pillows and un-mounted cushions emerged in 15th-century England, it wasn’t until pins were widely affordable during the 1800s that cushions were commonly sold as trinkets or commemorative gifts.

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