No. U0052, Victorian Hallmarked 12ct Gold Plate Pencil Case (etui)
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No. U0052, Victorian Hallmarked 12ct Gold Plate Pencil Case (etui):
I am moving from North America to the Caribbean Islands and I am unable to take all of my beautiful antiques collections with me and therefore I am saleing this beautiful Victorian Hallmarked 12ct Gold Plate Pencil Etui.
This Victorian Hallmarked 12ct Gold Plate Pencil Etui or Case which also has a Pencil inside attached to the Cap measures 90mm from the top of the cap to the bottom of the Chatelaine ring. This Victorian Hallmarked 12ct Gold Plate Pencil Etui is clearly Hallmarked on the side of the Etui Cap with 10 CT. PLATE and with the Maker Hallmark of a "W" and an "S" stacked over a letter "H".
This Victorian Hallmarked 12ct Gold Plate Pencil Etui (Case) weighs 6.4g or 0.225oz..
Please review all photos before offerding. I leave it to you to determine the condition of the item based on the pictures I have provided. The pictures provided are of the exact item you would receive.
Currently this item is scheduled for Free shipping within the United States. If the successful buyer wishes to change the shipping method, please email me immediately after winning the offer and before payment is made to make a request. Also, if the successful buyer lives in the state of Washington then sales tax will be calculated, please allow me to invoice before payment for Washington state residents only.
Good Luck and check out some of other unique and special antiques I am saleing before I leave for the Caribbean.
Thank you Leather Swan....
HISTORY (Reference Only)
George Unite and James Hilliard founded the business in 1825 in Birmingham. The partnership was closed before 1845 and the business was continued by George Unite until 1865 c.
In 1854 the firm was active at 65 Caroline Street, Birmingham and in London at Thavies Inn, Holborn through its agents George Groom (1852) and J.T. Chapman (1854).
The firm advertised as manufacturer of Gold and Silver brooches, bracelets, fish carvers, dessert knives and forks, card cases, cake knives, knife fork and spoon, fruit knives, butter knives, pickle forks, caddy shells, sugar scoops and sifters, cups, cigar cases, pens, etc.....
The firm changed to George Unite & Sons (c. 1865) and one of its partners was George Richard Unite (c. 1880). After his death (1896) the partnership with Edward Willoughby Unite and William Oliver Unite was dissolved (1897).
William Henry Lyde (electroplate manufacturer) continued the activity at 50 Newhall Hill, Birmingham and in 1928 the business was converted into a limited liability company as George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd.
The firm entered sterling silver marks at Birmingham Assay Office (as Unite & Hilliard in 1825 and various marks from 1832 to 1928 as George Unite, George Unite & Sons, George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd), London Assay Office (1886 and 1889: George R. Unite, small worker), Chester Assay Office (1897 and 1898: Harry Lyde trading as George Unite & Sons), Sheffield Assay Office (1861)CHRONOLOGY
George Unite & James Hilliard - 1825
George Unite - before 1845 - c. 1865
George Unite & Sons - c. 1865 - 1928
George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd -