A Victorian  novelty silver vesta/whistle combination by Stokes & Ireland, Birmingham 1890
Lot 23
A Victorian novelty silver vesta/whistle combination by Stokes & Ireland, Birmingham 1890
£500 - 700
US$ 810 - 1,100

Lot Details
A Victorian novelty silver vesta/whistle combination
by Stokes & Ireland, Birmingham 1890
Oval form with ring attachment, one end with vesta opening, the other with whistle attachment, initialled, presentation inscription 'From Lady Arthur Hill, Xmas 1891', length 7.5cm, weight 1oz.

Footnotes

  • Annie Fortescue Harrison (1850-1944) was the second wife of Colonel Lord Arthur Hill and daughter of James Fortescue Harrison, the MP for Kilmarnock. Lord Arthur Hill was a soldier and Conservative politician who served as comptroller of the Household between 1885 and 1898. Lady Arthur Hill was a composer of songs and piano pieces, her most notable song being 'In the Gloaming' (1877), with lyrics by Meta Orred.
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