Crafted in sterling silver, this nostalgic 1903 Edwardian Era antique vesta matchbox is engraved with a gorgeous paisley pattern and threaded with a lovely medium contemporary chain. We have named her The Arthur Matchbox & Chain. She is a wonderful callback to a long-gone era.
AC - maker's mark for Arthur Cook
'downward anchor' - Birmingham, sterling silver
'lion facing left' - sterling silver purity standard
'lower case d' - 1903
The box measures approximately 40x45cm millimetres, and the length of the chain is approximately 52 centimetres..
Antique. Made in 1903.
Good to Know
The Arthur Matchbox & Chain belongs to our treasure trove of strongly sustainable, ethical, environmentally friendly, and conflict-free jewellery. She lives in our carefully curated collection of one-of-a-kind vintage jewellery pieces. A vintage piece of jewellery has many stories to tell: tales of romance, love, family, happiness, and sometimes loss and endurance. Handed down from person to person, generation to generation. The Arthur Matchbox & Chain is a piece of wonderful history.
Behind the Scenes
Every alluring piece of jewellery chosen to take the stage in our unrivalled collection has been thoroughly assessed by Sarina, our Head of Jewellery Design and Curation. Sarina is an exceptionally qualified and accomplished gemologist and registered jewellery valuer with over 20 years of experience in the jewellery industry.