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Sterling silver card case by Edward Smith of Birmingham. Item 3647.
This very attractive sterling silver card case with a hinged top, was made by Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1853. Smith was a good maker, noted for making card cases decorated with engine turning and engraving. Interestingly, although it was made in 1853, it carries an engraved name of W Wilson 1867. Inside the case is a visiting or calling card for Mr J D Wilson, presumably a descendant of W Wilson, with details of the case written in pencil on the reverse. The card case is 83 mm long, 50 mm wide, 7 mm thick and in excellent condition. Although the original velvet and satin lined box is rather distressed, the case itself appears to have had little use.