Sterling 925 Silver Novelty Pig Vesta, 20th Century

Age:
20th Century
Material:
925 Sterling Silver
Dimensions:
5cm High
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 110
This item is available to view and buy at:
First Floor
James Pringle Woolen Mill
70-74 Bangor Road
EH6 5JU
Novelty silver vesta in the shape of a pig carrying a bag of money labelled "1000000 US" Head hinges back to open and the ribbed striker is below the tail. Marked 925 on back.
Good condition,
A vesta case, or simply a “vesta” is a small box made to house wax, or "strike anywhere", matches. The first successful friction match appeared in 1826, and in 1832 William Newton patented the "wax vesta" in England.