Antique Round Vesta Case
Antique Round Vesta Case
Antique Round Vesta Case
Antique Round Vesta Case
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Antique Round Vesta Case

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An antique sterling silver Vesta case hung on silver chains.

Vesta Boxes: So called after the name of one of the early makers (which was taken from the goddess Vesta, a Roman deity of fire and the hearth), they came into use around the 1830s and were produced extensively between 1890 and 1920. During this period, almost everyone carried strike anywhere matches, so they could light stoves, lanterns and other devices. Early matches were unreliable and prone to ignite from rubbing on one another or spontaneously. Accordingly, most people carried a match safe to house their matches. Wealthy people had match safes made of gold or silver, while common folk had ones made of tin or brass.