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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