Nice antique vesta case - made from a naturally occurring pod - potentially a sea pod which a s the name suggests drops from a tree and drifts out to sea, which in turn works it into the smooth shape you can see on the vesta case: it has the addition of inlay around the lid and to the front in the form of a shield. The push latch on the side doesnt really serve much of a purpose as it doesnt lock it any more securely, however thats not to say its insecure when closed. There looks to be an old repair to lid portion which Ive tried to show this in pictures - striker to base too. The item "RARE ANTIQUE SEED POD / SEA POD / BEAN VESTA CASE WHITE METAL INLAY 19thC" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
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