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Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - 1909     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11014
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1909
Silversmith: Henry Williamson Ltd.
Place: London
Price: $ 350.00
Weight: 46 grams
Dimensions: 8.3 cm by 4.2 cm
Condition: Excellent, hinge and slide in full working order.

Description: An interesting Needham's Patent mechanical silver calling card case, with a ribbed sliding mechanism to push out a calling card. The case is rectangular, with a hinged lid, the sliding mechanism is easy to control with the thumb. Both the case and lid are clearly hallmarked, the lid is also stamped PATENT. These have also been described as vesta cases for long vestas, the slide being the matchstrike, we think this attribution is incorrect. Henry Williamson worked between 1894 and 1914, so a career cut off by the advent of World War I. Note - we have 2 similar examples of this needhams patent card case.
Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - 1909
Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case

Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - 1909
Silver card case - patent opening flap

Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - 1909
Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - oter side

Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - 1909
Henry Williamson London silver hallmarks

Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - 1909
Needham's Patent Mechanical Edwardian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case - scale

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