Victorian Silver Castle-Top Card Case 'City of Berlin'

NATHANIEL MILLS, BIRMINGHAM 1849
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An extremely rare Victorian silver castle-top Card Case of shaped rectangular form with engraved foliate scroll decoration, the reverse with a shaped cartouche engraved with a contemporary crest, motto and initials. The front with a shaped panel engraved with a view of the City of Berlin in Germany.

By Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham, 1849.

European scenes on castle-top Card Cases or Vinaigrette's are extremely scarce, although a few have been recorded.

£3000.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
92  mm (3.62 inches)
W
65  mm (2.56 inches)
D
8  mm (0.31 inches)
Weight
54.00 Grams (1.74 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
LR130618
Medium
Silver
Literature
Please see the attached steel engraving by Lechard after Gibert, dated 1853, depicting the same scene.