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Antique English Silver Card Case With Secret Photograph / Picture Frame - 1899


£475 | $662 USD | €554 EUR
Item Number: SA653405
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Puckerings
This antique has been viewed 38 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A most unusual small visiting card case featuring a concealed integral photograph / Picture frame.
The solid sterling silver case is shaped to fit more comfortably in a pocket. Visiting cards in the Victorian era were smaller than modern business cards, but one could easily have a special card made if wished.
The lid lifts and at first glance it looks to be a simple card case but there is a concealed hinged panel which opens to reveal a gilded interior with an oval photograph frame. The bezel removes to place a picture within; there is a simple man-made clear film placed there to protect any picture. The aperture of the frame measures 1 7/8" x 1 3/8".
The silver is fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1899. The makers mark is also present for well regarded silversmith, S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd.
Excellent condition measuring 3 1/8" x 2 1/4" x 1/2".
Item: 41131
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 7.9 cm (3.1")
Width = 5.7 cm (2.2")
Depth = 1.3 cm (0.5")

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