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Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver card case made by Nathanial Mills; an addition to our range of collectable silverware

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Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian (1848)

Description


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


The surface of this collectable card case is embellished with fine and impressive chased and embossed scrolling leaf and floral decoration on a matt background.


The anterior surface of the case incorporates the Scott Monument* depicted in relief.


The decoration to the reverse of the case incorporates a shaped, scroll bordered cartouche displaying the contemporary engraved initals 'MVFT'.


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 scrolling leaf and foliate designs on a matt background.


This impressive case was crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmith Nathanial Mills.


* The impressive and gothic monument was erected in honour of the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. Crafted in Binny sandstone and with a towering height of 200ft 6", it is the largest monument dedicated to a writer in the world.


Read a brief history of antique silver boxes and cases


Date: 1848

Condition


This antique Victorian castle top card case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased decoration to this antique card case is very sharp.

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


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Nathanial Mills card case.


Dimensions


Length 10cm/3.9"

Width 7.1cm/2.8"

Height 2cm/0.8"


Weight


2.43 troy ounces/75.6g


 
 
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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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