RARE STERLING SILVER FIGURAL DOG HEAD WHISTLE MATCH SAFE VESTA English Hallmarks. Available for your consideration is this antique figural whistle vesta case combination in the form of a dogs head. The case has an attached link chain and carved ringlet. The case measures about 2 5/8" long and the ringlet measures about 1 3/8" in diameter.
The whistle has English hallmarks, all very worn and difficult to decipher; Anchor for Birmingham, Lion purity, and a date code cartouche that might be an'l' or'L'. The whistle works and the case shows general surface wear with significant wear to the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece/case cover is heavily dented and dimpled.
Removing the cover might result in further damage or it might not be able to be reinserted into the main. The ringlet appears to be carved bone.
The link chain has a wire loop reconnecting a split. Please contact me if further explanations are required.
Please consider the pictures part of the description. Contact me if you have any questions. Contact me if you have questions. The item "RARE STERLING SILVER FIGURAL DOG HEAD WHISTLE MATCH SAFE VESTA English Hallmarks" is in sale since Wednesday, July 15, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Cigarette & Vesta Cases". The seller is "glass-alchemy" and is located in Washington, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.