Sterling Silver Card Case- Birmingham, England 1839
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This is an absolutely wonderful Sterling Silver Card Case. The clear hallmarks date it to Birmingham 1839 by Joseph Taylor. It is in near-perfect original condition!
The etching is in a rope pattern, with figured molding at the top, bottom and sides of the main body of the case, and along the bottom edge of the lid. The inside edge of the case is a rare scalloped shape- we've never seen another like it!
The simplicity of the exterior contrasts nicely with the unexpected elegance of the edge. In the past, men and women would use these cases to carry the calling cards that they would use when visiting acquaintances. Recently, this social custom has made a comeback, and they are now once again used for business cards, as well as credit cards! Cases like these are perfect for holding two or three credit and/or business cards.
- Lake Forest, Illinois
- Seller Since 1996
- This seller no longer sells on GoAntiques
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
- Reference #
- Joseph Taylor
- Width: 2.7 inches
- Height: 3.75 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- William IV
- Sterling Silver