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Nathaniel Mills Antique Victorian 1890s Sterling Silver Card Case

$2,290.59

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver card case made by Nathaniel Mills; an addition to our range of collectable silverware 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 matte 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 matte background. This impressive case was crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmith Nathaniel Mills. The impressive and Gothic monument was erected in honor 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. Condition This Victorian castle top card case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The chased decoration to this antique card case is very 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 Nathaniel Mills card case. Dimensions Length 10 cm/ 3.9" Width 7.1 cm/ 2.8" Height 2 cm/ 0.8" Weight 2.43 troy ounces / 75.6g Maker: Nathaniel Mills Date: 1848 Origin: Birmingham, England.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 0.8 in (2.04 cm)Width: 2.8 in (7.12 cm)Depth: 3.9 in (9.91 cm)
  • Style:
    Victorian (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1848
  • Condition:
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location:
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: A78291stDibs: LU1200217015792

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