Antique English silver vesta case with cheroot cutter of rectangular form with engine turning, the lid with circular cartouche with two engraved crests. Two hinged compartments, one with cutting device for cheroots, the other to hold matches. This example is attached to a half Albert chain intended to fit in a waistcoat pocket. Note the central partition between the two compartments is missing.
Hallmarked London 1867, Maker’s mark for Thomas Johnson, Holborn
Half Albert: Birmingham 1897
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