Silver ? Vesta help please

Hi I have this Vesta it seems to have a hallmark. But is it silver please

Vestas, when made of silver, are normally hallmarked on the liner extension under the lid. As this vesta does not have such a hallmark, either there or anywhere else, it must be assumed to be electroplated. The manufacturer HJ&C or HJ&Co is not identified on either of the sites where I normally find electroplate marks.


When handled it has a brassy smell. Would you have any idea of the value please

If you enlarge picture three there is a mark on the top

Pictures 1 & 3 show the mark is HJ&C or HJ&Co as I mentioned.