Sterling Silver Match Safe Vesta Case Set by William B. Kerr Depicting the Nude "Birth of Venus" - SOLD
Pictures cannot do this set justice. Beautifully detailed, elegant Vesta cases in solid sterling silver by the renowned maker William B. Kerr & Co. depicting the nude "Birth of Venus" from the 1879 painting of famous artist William Adolphe Bouguereau and the 1485 painting by Sandro Botticelli. Both pieces are hallmarked with the maker's mark, an axe with three XXX stamped along the handle. The total weight of the match safes is 68.4 grams / 2.41 oz. Both hinges and tension rods are excellent and lids snap shut and are perfectly aligned with zero issues. The condition and level of detail on both cases is stunning. The only flaw is a very minor, shallow ding in the top of one of the cases. Both are monogrammed. Included in this set is an elegant, dedicated, handcrafted, wooden display case / storage cabinet designed specifically for these match safes. We constructed it from solid, 1" thick Red Mahogany with a Red Mahogany hand-rubbed finish, antique beveled glass, red crushed felt interior, solid brass hinges, and solid, silver cherub-scrolled, decorative, corner moulding. The cabinet turned out quite heavy. Also note the "worm-mark" on the lid. That is not a scratch, but something that was in the tree. During the creation of this piece, we did our utmost to keep true to the era and compliment the artistic quality, while also display and protect these beautiful Vesta cases. The cabinet is branded with our logo as is all of our handcrafted products and should provide for an heirloom to pass down through the next generations. Would make a nice, high-end addition to any Vesta case collection. This set will not last!
SORRY, THIS ITEM HAS SOLD!