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Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver commemorative card case featuring The Crystal Palace; an addition to our range of collectable silverware

SKU: A2535
Price: £1,850.00
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Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)
Sterling Silver Card Case - Antique Victorian (1850)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver card case has a shaped rectangular form.


The anterior surface of this case is embellished with fine and impressive chased and embossed scroll, foliate and floral decoration on a matt background incorporating The Crystal Palace* depicted in relief.


The decoration to the reverse of the case incorporates a shaped cartouche displaying the contemporary engraved initials ‘ISD’.


The shaped sides of this piece are embellished with plain scrolling borders.


This antique silver card case is fitted with a hinged cover ornamented with further scroll and foliate designs on a matt background.


The top of the cover bears a ‘lozenge mark’ which certifies the patent of this piece on 27th November 1850 with the UK Patent Office.


* The Crystal Palace was a temporary cast-iron and plate glass structure erected initially in Hyde Park, London to accommodate the Great Exhibition of 1851. The building was redesigned and reconstructed in 1852 on Sydenham Hill in south east London.


View our full range of boxes and cases at AC Silver


Date: 1850

Condition


This antique castle top card case is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The decoration to this piece is very sharp and the engraved initials are very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 10.2cm/4"

Width 7.4cm/2.9"

Height 1.7cm/0.7"


Weight


2.4 troy ounces/75.4g


 
 
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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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