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Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
Reference: S1373
Period: Victorian
Year: 1845
Silversmith: Nathaniel Mills
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 1 700.00
Weight: 75 grams
Dimensions: 9.8 cm * 6.8 cm
Condition: Very good, closure tight, hinge perfect. Small dents on corners. Old replacement cartouche.

Description: A collectable silver Castle-Top card case, depicting the Royal Exchange in high relief, by the famous Nathaniel Mills. This castle-top is very fine quality, the relief design stands out 1 cm from the case, and the detail is superb.The case is finely chased with flowers, leaves and C scrolls, and the rear cartouche is monogrammed MRI. The cartouche is a old replacement - a new cartouche has been cut out and added, to accommodate the initials of a new owner. This has been well done and does not detract. The Royal Exchange is situated in London next to the Bank of England. It was opened for trading by Queen Victoria in 1845, this case was probably made to commemorate the opening. The Royal Exchange still exists today, but is now a luxury shopping centre. The hallmarks and makers marks are clear
Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
Castle-top - Royal Exchange

Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
Royal Exchange card case

Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
Rear

Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
Replaced cartouche

Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
Scale

Castle-top Card Case - Royal Exchange - Nathaniel Mills
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