+Austro-Hungarian Empire 1880 Budapest Vesta Tinder Box In .900 Sterling Silver
Austro-Hungarian mechanical vesta tinder case attributed to Filipp Schidbek
Beautiful antique fusee vesta tinder case, created in Budapest Hungary around the 1880. It was crafted during the Austro-Hungarian empire period in solid .900/.999 silver standard with high polished finish. Fitted with a seven barrels hinged pressure lid door for matches storage, a sliding compartment to slide out the wick and a rotating screw for the wick. Monogrammed PRB with incused letters at the upper right corner, with a five dots crown, all enameled in black. Very interesting piece in gorgeous shape and surely will be a great conversation piece.
Weight: 55.45 Grams, (34.55 Dwt).
Measurements: 58 mm by 33 mm by 13 mm (2.28 x 1.30 x 0.51 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with Austrian-Hungarian Empire marks; twice with the A for the city of Vienna, the maker's mark FS, probably associated to Filipp Schidbek (Active 1883-1891), the reinstated mark for small objects (1872-1922) of Diana facing to the right inside a lozange cartouche with the number 3 and the letter P for the Budapest (Pest) assay of the .900/.999 silver.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry pouch.
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. All parts are secured in the settings. This vesta case has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D082823MING/1.599