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Victorian 1800s Sterling Card Case R. Blackinton & Co.

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Topic Name: Sterling / Miscellaneous
Color: Silver
Dimensions: 3-3/8 x 1-7/8"
Manufacturer: Roswell Blackinton & Co.
Manufacturer Date: Ca. 1862 to 1900
Quality: Excellent
Quantity: One
Price: SOLD
Vendors Item# 45863 (Please use this number referring to this item)

Item Description:

Impressive mid to late Victorian sterling silver curved card case is a wonderful example of 1800s intricately detailed hand chasing that represents the sterling silver work of the times at its finest.  The unique curved design is meant to comfortably fit in a gentleman's hip pocket.  Imagine a Victorian gentleman pulling this wonderfully embellished case from his pocket with a flourish to introduce himself to a young maiden of quality lines!  There are graceful curves and floral decoration with lovingly accented engravings and a central open section with script intials that appear to be a T on the left, an O on the right and the central, larger letter a J.  The hinge is on the left and opens the case at a convenient angle to secure a single card from the case.  The case measures approximately 3-3/8 x 1-7/8" and the interior space is approximately 1/8" wide.  In Excellent Condition, the case weighs 31.7 grams - substantial!  This is a very high quality, turn of the century Victorian piece that is signed "STERLING" with the sword through the letter B for renowned silversmiths, R. Blackinton & Co., and the number 695, presumably a style number, on the inside rim of the card case.  This mark was used up to 1900 and the company survived until 1967.  As an amateur silversmith, myself, I find the work on this piece to be of the highest level and the workmanship has to have been unbelievably time consuming!  This is a wonderful example of the fine silver work accomplished by the famed Roswell Blankinton & Co. that will be appreciated by a very lucky and discriminating Victorian sterling collector! (#45863-CardCase)

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Vendor Contact Information:
Contact: Terri Friedman
Po Box 148186
Chicago, Illinois  60614-8186 USA
Phone: (773) 929-9007     Fax: (773) 525-1920
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