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SOLD - 18ct and 9ct Gold Spectacle Case with 18ct Gold Spectacles - Antique Victorian

A fine, unusual and impressive antique Victorian 9 carat yellow and 18 carat yellow gold spectacles case containing 18 carat yellow gold spectacles - boxed; part of our diverse range of antique collectables / collectibles

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SOLD - 18ct and 9ct Gold Spectacle Case with 18ct Gold Spectacles - Antique Victorian
SOLD - 18ct and 9ct Gold Spectacle Case with 18ct Gold Spectacles - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine and unusual antique set consists of a spectacle case in 9ct and 18ct gold and a pair of 18ct gold spectacles.


The Victorian spectacle case has a plain compressed tube shape form.


The case has been crafted in 9ct gold and embellished with an 18ct gold shield shaped cartouche which displays the engraved inscription:

"To my wife Mary Ann on our golden wedding day 25th December 1894. David Tunks Accrington."


The case is further ornamented with an applied 18ct gold heart shaped panel depicting Cupid defeating Chronus, a pictorial representation of the adage 'Love Conquers Time', above an applied hallmarked 18ct gold garland decoration depicting a wedding band and presentation ribbon, which displays the dates "1844 . 1894".


This fine antique spectacle case is velvet lined and is fitted with a gold link chain.


The gold case contains a pair of fully hallmarked 18ct gold wire work style reading spectacles.


The spectacles bare the maker's hallmark "T.A & B".


The belt clip is missing from the spectacle case.


The spectacle case is dated circa 1894, and the spectacles are dated 1892.


This antique case and glasses set is fitted to the original hinged satin and velvet lined, velvet covered presentation box.


Date: 1892

Condition


This antique spectacle case and pair of reading spectacles are a very good gauge of gold, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the case, to the interior arm of the spectacles and to the interior of the frame at the nose, and part hallmarks struck to case on the panels of applied decoration are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these unusual items crafted in gold.


Dimensions


Length of case 16cm/6.3"

Width 3.5cm/1.3"

Depth across centre panel 1.8cm/0.75"


Weight


Case 83g

Spectacles 17.3g


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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