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Asprey match striker, 1912

A very large 1912 crystal and Sterling silver mounted Vesta match striker and holder by luxury maker Asprey, the collar bearing maker’s marks and hallmarks for London and fitted in a bespoke Asprey presentation case.

Swan Vestas, defined as short matches able to be struck on any rough surface, were introduced in the 1830s and coincided with the rise in popularity of smoking. The name is derived from Roman mythology, Vesta being the goddess of fire, the hearth and the home.

Height: 5 inches (13 cm).

Price Code: £££

Reference: 6348

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