A Victorian novelty silver Match and Cigarette Case formed as a Piano.
An unusual Victorian silver table Match or Vesta Box and Cigarette Case in the form of an upright Piano, the interior is silver-gilt and the exterior is engraved with a crest and a monogram [WCC?]. London 1886, by George Heath for Asprey’s.
The body is applied with a steel match striker. The legs, which unscrew, are part-marked. The box is fully marked on the body and part-marked on the two lids.
Good with minor surface marking and a small knock on one corner. Some wear to the contemporary monogram.
Height – 7.40 cm.; Width – 6.30 cm.; Depth – 4.40 cm.; Weight – 139.20 gms.