This early Victorian (1841) hallmarked and profusely decorated silver embossed card case of curved form with blank cartouches is for sale. This antique silver card case is embellished with fine and impressive chased and embossed scrolling leaf and floral decoration on an engine-turned-style background. The case is fitted with a hinged cover ornamented with further scrolling leaf and foliate designs. It is a spectacular antique silver decorative card case made by one of Birmingham’s most prolific and important silversmiths. Made by Nathaniel Mills dated and hallmarked for Birmingham 1841.
Born in 1811 Nathaniel Mills took over his father’s business in 1840 and his innovative and expert craftsmanship led him to be recognised as one of Birmingham’s most important and respected silversmiths. His silver works of art are exhibited at the Royal Collection Trust Museums, the Metropolitan Museum, the Birmingham Assay Office Museum
This is truly an antique, embossed, detailed silver card case of worth by a renowned Victorian silversmith. Adding to its worth is that both the front and back cartouches are blank, allowing the new owner to engrave their name or initials.