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.
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