Skip to product information
1 of 10


Victorian Silver Vesta Case with Calligraphic Initials (c. 1892)

Victorian Silver Vesta Case with Calligraphic Initials (c. 1892)

Regular price $103.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $103.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This fine Antique Victorian sterling silver engraved vesta case is in perfect condition with no dents or scratches. That’s quite impressive given that it was manufactured nearly 130 years ago by Gourdel, Valés & Co. in 1892.

Gourdel Valés & Co. started business in France in 1827 under the name Constant Valès at 161, Rue St Martin, Paris. They exhibited at the French Industries Exhibition of 1839 (at which Constant Valés was awarded a silver medal for his jewellery craft), the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the International Exhibition of 1862. A London branch was established in 1857 under the style of Gourdel, Valès & Co. importing gold and silver jewellery, mostly from France and Austria. This

is a piece of history to house your keepsakes or a small book of matches. A really classic historical piece ready to be snapped up!

This piece also comes with a little bottle of vestas!

Dimensions: 40mm x 30mm x 8mm


This piece has been specifically selected by us, for you. We choose vintage and antique items which we think are beautiful, elegant and classic at a range of price points between £30 and £3,000. Generally, this means we only ever have one of each piece. We don’t select pieces which are “mass market” but rather items which are more individual. This means that once an item has been purchased, it really has gone. Each piece comes in an attractive jewellery presentation box.

View full details

That’s a wrap!

We offer a wrapping service if you would like to send an item of jewellery as a gift - just get in touch!

  • Free Shipping

    All our items come with fully insured UK and international shipping included as standard so you don’t have to worry about hidden extras or your item going missing.

  • No Quibble Returns!

    We want you to be happy with your purchase but we know buying jewellery online might be a daunting prospect.

    We are therefore happy to accept a return of any purchase for any reason (you don’t need to tell us why but it may help us find an alternative for you) if you tell us within 14 days of receiving your item.

  • Ring resizing

    We offer an in-house ring re-sizing service. Please contact us if the ring you like is not in your size, we will advise you whether it can be re-sized and will give you a no obligation quote.