Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this stunning hand-chased high-relief solid silver card case made in Birmingham in 1857 with the mark of Aston & Son.The card case features an exemplary level of chasing craftsmanship in a small form factor with the entire panel being profusely decorated with foliate scrolls and floral motifs.
The high relief created by the chasing along with its ornate fluid-scrolled design truly distinguished itself from counterpart card cases and captivates the sense, both visually and physically. Even upon a quick glance, the crisp edges of the scrolled leaves contrast the finely stippled background to create a '3D' effect and upon holding the card case, one can feel where the silver has been intricately raised.
One can imagine the amount of skill, patience and care that has gone into crafting and embellishing a single small object with the amalgamation of each decorative technique resulting in a quality feel when held in hand.
Better yet, in the modern day, such cases could also be used practically to hold business cards, cash and credit cards. A wonderful collector's item which may also serve as a wonderful conversation starter when used stylishly & practically in everyday life.
A full set of English hallmarks are present on the interior bezel of the case.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the single card case only.
- Size (cm) L:9cm W:4.8cm H:2cm
- Size (inches) L:3.54 H:1.88 H:0.78
- Weight: 126 grams (4.05 Troy oz) total.
Excellent Condition - The case is in excellent antique condition, with no damage or issues.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
- Price negotiations may be possible under certain criteria, please contact us via telephone (07578761640) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) -