Victorian Silver Castle-Top Card Case "Queens College Cork"

FREDERICK MARSON, BIRMINGHAM 1872
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A rare Victorian silver 'castle-top' Card Case of shaped rectangular form, with chased foliate scroll decoration on a matted background, the reverse with a vacant shaped cartouche, the front with a raised scene depicting Queen's College Cork in Ireland.

By Frederick Marston, Birmingham 1872

Sold - £2350.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair.
Dimensions
H
101  mm (3.98 inches)
W
72  mm (2.83 inches)
Weight
67.00 Grams (2.15 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS270217B
Medium
Silver
Literature
Queen's College was founded in Cork in 1845. It is now known as University College Cork (UCC). The scene depicted shows the north wing of the Main Quadrangle. The famous architects, Thomas Deane & Benjamin Woodward, designed the Tudor Gothic style Main Quadrangle with the south side of the square being enclosed by a wall instead of buildings. The north wing houses a unique collection of Ogham Stones, thought to be burial stones or boundary markers.