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Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Reference: S1374
Period: Victorian
Year: 1839
Silversmith: John Tongue
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 1 550.00
Weight: 83 grams
Dimensions: 9.6 cm * 6.9 cm
Condition: Good, has a repair to a dent in the engine turned front (see photo). Small dents on base, remnants of engraved name on top.

Description: A double sided Castle-Top card case, depicting Windsor Castle on one side, and Kenilworth Castle on the other. Both views have very fine detail, and are set on an attractive engine turned background. The Windsor Castle view is of the East Terrace, showing the new garden created for King George IV. The Kenilworth Castle view has a right facing heraldic bear in the left hand foreground, which signify ownership by the Dudley family (Cameron, The First Castle Tops, Silver Society Journal 12, pg 65). The hallmarks are very clear. John Tongue, an established maker of boxes including Castle-Tops, worked between 1831 and 1865.
Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle

Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Windsor Castle

Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Card case - Kenilworth

Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Card case - Windsor

Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Repair

Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
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Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Inscription

Castle-Top Card Case - Windsor Castle, Kenilworth Castle
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