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SOLD - Sterling Silver Playing Card Box - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Edwardian English sterling silver playing card box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A4782
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Playing Card Box - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Playing Card Box - Antique Edwardian

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver playing card box has a rectangular shaped form.


The body of this impressive box is embellished with the original inset playing card and bevelled glass panels.


Each panel has a plain paralelling sterling silver border.


The hinged cover features a shaped hinge catch to the anterior edge.


The cover opens to allow access to the original spring loaded, retractable card holder; this holder accomodates four decks/packs of cards.


The interior of this impressive box is fitted with a leatherette cover.


The box is supported by four impressive piereced decorated bracket style feet.


Date: 1903

Condition


This antique playing card box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The original bevelled glass panels are in perfect condition.

There are some natural fire marks to the cover of the box as can be expected; this piece can be considered to be in presentation condition.

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


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Width 7.5cm/3" square

Height 12.8cm/5"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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