Lot 5 (Out of the Ordinary, 13th February 2018)
An Edward VII silver puzzle vesta case,
Harold Child, London, 1909,
a plain rectangular matchbox form with gilt interior, stamped 'CHILD & CHILD, LONDON SW'
5.2cm long, 59g
Puzzle vesta cases were designed to amuse, tease and delight friends with, a secret opening. In this example, the top sides can be gently pressed to release a spring catch and the interior compartment.
Sold for £140
Very good condition, no damage detected.