Victorian Silver & Enamel Sentry Box Vesta Case - The 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars

Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1886
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A fine and rare Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of Sentry Box form with hinged peaked lid and attached suspension ring, the face enamelled with a soldier from The 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars.

By Sampson Mordan, London, 1886

This is one from a series of silver and enamel Vesta Cases depicting ‘Soldiers of the Queen’ produced by Mordan around the time of Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. It was originally thought that the Sentry Box Vesta was limited to a series of perhaps 10 or 12 different examples made specifically for the Jubilee. Around 30 different Regiments have now been recorded.

The 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army raised in 1715. It saw service for three centuries including the First World War and Second World War but then amalgamated with the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) to form the Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) in October 1969.


In good condition with no damage or repair, minor surface scratches and pocket wear, a minute surface flake to the enamel bottom right hand corner.
63 mm (2.48 inches)
24 mm (0.94 inches)
10 mm (0.39 inches)
26.50 Grams (0.85 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel