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Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Scottish sterling silver spectacle case; an addition to our silver smoking related silverware collection

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Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)
Scottish Sterling Silver Spectacle Case - Antique Victorian (1876)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver spectacle case has a plain, elongated oval form.


The hinged hallmarked cover is ornamented with an impressive engraved opposing scrolling cartouche displaying the contemporary engraved inscription 'In memory of Elizabeth, wife of James Bell, Who Died at 28 Brighton Place, Portobello on the 20th September 1875, Aged 64 Years'.


The posterior cover and sides of this case are plain and unembellished.


This hallmarked Victorian spectacle case is fitted with a hallmarked push fit catch, which when released reveals the original velvet lined compartments.


This Scottish silver spectacle case is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.


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Date: 1876

Condition


This antique spectacle case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each cover are all very clear; the hallmarks have been struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Length 12.6cm/5"

Width 3.5cm/1.4"

Height 1cm/0.4"


Weight


2.5 troy ounces/76.8g


 
 
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