Stunning Double Sided Castle Top Silver Card Case-crisp Example- Birmingham 1836
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Stunning Double Sided Castle Top Silver Card Case-crisp Example- Birmingham 1836:
Exquisite Antique Sterling Silver Double sided Castle top Card Case by One of The Most Famous Silver Castle Top Card Case Makers, Taylor & Perry ,Birmingham 1836.
Thisstylish card case has stunning scroll and leave decoration which making abeautifulbackground for a superbly detailed high relief [3 dimensional] scenes of Newstead Abbey on one side and Abbotsford house on the other side.
This museum quality card case isantique & 177 years old but still in superb condition and would shine in any card case/silver collection.Atruly museum quality card case for any serious collector.
Highly collectible and desirable silver card case with stunning detailed 3 dimensional scenes of Newstead Abbey,residence of historical poet, Lord Byron and Abbotsford house ,residenceof Scottish novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott.
This beautiful card case is mega size and heavy and easily can fit any credit/business card in [88 grams].
This unique and crisp example which is depicting residences of two famous and historical British poets, has been offered with what so ever for your attention. A dream card case for any serious collector of castle top of Newstead Abbey:
The Abbey was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century in Nottingham,
and to this day the houseretains much of itsmedieval character.
Heralded by many as the greatestromantic poet of his time,
Lord Byron lived at Newstead Abbey at various timesfromthe autumn of 1808 to the autumn of 1814.
History of Abbotsford house:
Fully sterling silver hallmarks for:
Maker: T&P.John Taylor [ Successorof Joseph Taylor ] and John Perry who were registered in Birmingham between 1830 & 1849 and are undoubtedly one of the the most famous British silversmiths in making top quality silver card case,vinaigrette and snuff Box.
Taylor and Perry masterpieces are highly collectible and would add value to any silver/card case collection.
Please note that castle top card cases are usually sold/offered for considerable prices and are highly sought after.
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Description and condition [ please see pictures]:
Exquisite and museum quality sterling silver double sided castle top card case with beautiful embossed scroll and leave decoration on both sides which is making a superb background for a 3 dimensional [High relief] scenes of Newstead Abbey on one side and Abbotsford House on the other side.
The high relief scenes are unbelievablydetailed as you can see in pictures. You even can see the full details of garden,river and the smallest window in the Abbey and House!
The decoration is in high relief and presenting a stunning 3 dimensional scenes of both houses and surrounding garden/river which are making different reflections from different angles [ I have tried to show these reflections in provided pictures].
It was made from outstanding gaugeof sterling silver and is very large [88 grams].
It easily can fit any credit/business card in.
There is no initials/inscription,so it can be personalised.
This is a museum quality card case and is in supreme condition after177 years with only couple of tiny dents to the corners that even hardly can be seen in close inspection and just mentioned for accuracy.
Ibelieve this card case has been hardly touched or used over the last 177 years as you even can't see light surface scratches that you would normally expect to see in an antique silver after those many years.
There are no Split/Hole/Repair/Soldering what so ever.
Atruly museum quality card case in superb condition which would be a dream addition to any silver collection.
The hinge is in good working order and lid close nicely and tightly.
Detailed castle top decoration is in stunning original condition with no signs of aging as you can see in pictures.
Scroll and Leave decoration is also in superb condition with no signs of aging.
Mega Size and heavy:
Length: 10 cm / 4 inches
Width: 7 cm / 2.8 inches
Total silver Weight:88 grams/ 3.1 ounces
Overall this is a stunning museum quality sterling silver double sided castle top card case with a detailed 3 dimensional [ high relief] decoration that hardly can be found in such a supreme condition and would add value to any silver collection.
Iam proud to offer this supreme card case which is from my private collection with low starting price of just one penny and to let you decide about the value of this priceless antique silver.
Please take a look on my other silveritems for saleswhich are from my private collection and has been offered with the same condition!
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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.
I will shipworldwide and do accept combined shipping.
Happy offerding and good luck.