Rectangular Vesta matchbox

Made:
1897 in England

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Rectangular Vesta match box of black ebonite, hinged side flaps for opening, top decorated with jubilee portrait of Queen Victoria, reverse marked R, encircled by leaf and flower decoration, c. 1901

Rectangular Vesta match box of black ebonite, hinged side flaps for opening, top decorated with jubilee portrait of Queen Victoria, reverse marked VR, encircled by leaf and flower decoration, 1897.

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Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1980-676/37
Materials:
box, ebonite and studs, metal
type:
matchboxes and memorabilia
taxonomy:
  • containers
  • containers
credit:
Purchase (Roger Newport)

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