Sterling silver card case by Edward Smith of Birmingham 1854
Please refer to our stock # 4502 when inquiring.
This good quality sterling silver card case was made by Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1854. Both sides are decorated with the same richly engraved pattern where the centre panel features a cornucopia of fruit and the surrounding panels depict flowers and foliage. Smith was a good maker, noted for making card cases decorated with engine turning and engraving. On the front, immediately below the cornucopia, is a family crest above the initials "MA". The crest is possibly that for the Bartlett or Bartlet family of Stopham in West Sussex. It could also represent the Smyth-Bartelott, or the Bartelott-Smyth families. The case is 102 mm ( 4 inches) in length, 70 mm (2.75 inches) in width, and is 8 mm (5/16ths of an inch) thick. It weighs 70 grams, and is in very, very good condition.