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Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Reference: S1670
Period: Victorian
Year: 1858
Silversmith: George Cunningham
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 600.00
Weight: 85 grams
Dimensions: 13cm *5.5 cm, width 2.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, very snug closure, fits beautifully. Very small 3 mm dent on interior rim.

Description: A lovely Scottish silver cigar or cheroot case, with motto "Should auld acquaintance be forgot", and the Carstairs family crest and motto "Te Splendente", translated "Whilst thou art shining". The case is beautifully engraved with a spectacular interlocking architectural pattern interspersed with different flowers, this is one of the nicest we have seen. The case has a pleasing shape and feel, easy to slide into a pocket given its curved shape. The front of the case has "Should auld acquaintance be forgot" in the top panel, and Carstairs family crest and motto in the bottom, along with "DC to FC", we assume members of the Carstairs family. The Carstairs armorial has a chevron between 3 primroses, with sun darting its rays on a primrose above. The back has 2 circular panels, with finely engraved flowers, we assume a primrose. The hallmarks are clear, but cleverly hidden in the engraving. George Cunningham only worked between 1855 and 1858, but given the quality of this case must have been a master craftsman.
Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Scottish silver cigar case - Carstairs, Te Spendente

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Scottish silver cigar case - back

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Scottish silver cigar case - open

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Detail silver engraving

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Should Auld acquaintance be forgot

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Flower engraving - detail

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Scottish silver hallmarks

Scottish Victorian Silver Cigar Case - Carstairs Family, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
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