A French silver Vesta Case.
A French silver Vesta Case, circa 1900, by Claude Doutre Rousel, Paris. The box, with spring hinge, is engraved on the lid and base with scenes, and on the sides with:
‘Cie Gle Des Allemettes Chimiques 66 Chaussee D’Anton Paris.’
The Compagnie Générale des Allumettes Chimiques, the French State Manufactory of Matches was established as a government monopoly in 1872.
Good. A small area of light surface corrosion on the top right corner of the upper-side.
Length – 4.60 cm.; Width – 3.60 cm.; Depth – 1.10 cm.; Weight – 33.40 gms.