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English Sterling Silver Calling Card Case George Unite 1885 For Sale
ENGLISH STERLING SILVER CALLING CARD CASE
FLORAL AND LEAF DESIGNBY GEORGE UNITE 1885
A fine example of a British sterling card case made by the renown silversmith George Unite. Of rectangular and thinned form with rounded edges this heavy gauge silver card case is 3 3/4 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide, and weighing 3oz. Classic floral design with a intricate leaves andvine detail. The front of the case displays a heraldry shield with the centered intitals F.F.B. bordered by various flowers andsurrounded by a tight leaf and vine pattern. Thereverse side bearing Peonies in various stage of flowering, with the same leaf and vine pattern.
The interior is fully gilded and along the upper case edge is clearly punched withthe following hallmarks; Lion passant for English Sterling, Anchor for the city of Birmingham, The regents profile for Queen Victoria, Date letter of "i" for 1885, and with the maker marks of G.U in a rectangle for George Unite.
This wonderful silver card case would be a selcome addition to any fine collection, and could be used in a modern way as a case for business cards.
RECENT SALE OF SAME MAKER ON 10/18 SOLD FOR $317
Lisiting this sterling collectible at $299 and offering free shipping by USPS with tracking/delivery confirmation.
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English Sterling Silver Calling Card Case George Unite 1885 : $299