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Victorian Antique Coin Silver American Card Case Thomas Whartenby, Philadelphia For Sale

Victorian Antique Coin Silver American Card Case Thomas Whartenby, Philadelphia

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Early American silver card case

An early American card case circa 1840's

Easily fits a modern day business card

With a later inscription Donna

Decoration extends front and back and case measures approximately 3.5" in length

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Thomas Whartenby of Philadelphia
Country of origin: United States
Era: 1840's

I am pleased to offer a superb mid 19th Century card case made by Thomas Whartenby of Philadelphia circa 1840.

A respected and sort after maker, Whartenby is recorded as partnered with Peter Bumm 1816-1818 and later as T.W. & Co. 1847-1852.

Of American coin silver standard(constructed of virtually melted down coins) and finely decorated with engine turned lines this gives a handsome yet delicate appearance to the case.

Calling card cases were a virtual necessity for any person of respectable social standing in the 1840's and highly personable pieces to both men and women alike and this case is an excellent example of echos from the past.

In very good condition, details as follows:
  • beautiful patina
  • some slight tarnish in places and small dings in corners
  • one tiny pin size hole to side, too small to photograph
  • hinge is sound with some lateral movement

Height: 3.5"
Weight: 47.5gms

We offer secure professional delivery including:
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  • quality, personal packing
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Your piece will be meticulously presented in bubble wrap, loose fill and encased in a strong durable box; great lengths are made to ensure safe delivery to all our clients.

A tax invoice will be included with your package, final price includes GST.

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