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Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver castle top card case depicting Osborne House; an addition to our range of collectable silverware

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Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)
Sterling Silver Castle Top Card Case - Antique Victorian (1858)

Description


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


The surface of this antique 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 Osborne House* depicted in relief.


The decoration to the reverse of the case incorporates a shaped, scroll bordered cartouche displaying the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'RCK'.


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 case is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.


* The impressive Victorian building was the palatial holiday home for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; Prince Albert was also the architect of the building and worked with an engineer/builder Thomas Cubitt. This expansive rural retreat, located on the Isle of Wight, was where this notable queen died following which the house was given to the state and was used for Royal Navy training as well as a public museum.


View our full range of boxes and cases at AC Silver


Date: 1858

Condition


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

The decoration to this antique card case is exceptionally 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 piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 10cm/3.9"

Width 7.1cm/2.8"

Depth 1.5cm/0.6"


Weight


2.5 troy ounces/78.4g


 
 
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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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