Victorian Scottish Silver Castle-Top Card Case - Loch Levan Castle

JAMES NASMITH & CO, EDINBURGH c1850
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An extremely rare Victorian Scottish silver castle-top Card Case of rectangular form with hinged lid, the reverse engraved with foliate scrolls on a hatched background surrounding a shield shaped cartouche engraved with contemporary initials. The front engraved with similar foliate scrolls and castle turrets surrounding a cartouche engraved with Loch Levan Castle in Perth & Kinross, Scotland.

By James Nasmith, & Co, Edinburgh, c1850

£3500.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
94  mm (3.70 inches)
W
68  mm (2.68 inches)
D
7  mm (0.28 inches)
Weight
75.00 Grams (2.41 troy ounces)
Country
Scotland
Stock Code
LR260419
Medium
Silver
Literature
The image was probably inspired by a contemporary engraving of Loch Levan Castle by A. Wilson. The print was also used on the title page of the play 'Mary Queen of Scotts', or Loch Levan Castle, a drama founded on The Abbot (see illustration).