Victorian Silver Gilt Castle-Top Card Case 'Melrose Abbey'

NATHANIEL MILLS, BIRMINGHAM 1843
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An extremely fine and rare Victorian silver 'Castle Top' Card Case, chased and embosed with a view of Melrose Abbey in Roxburghshire, Scotland, in high relief, surrounded by foliate scroll decoration on a matt background to the back and the front. A cartouche to the reverse engraved with a contemporary inscription "Ellen".

By Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham, 1843

£3450.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, some minor loss of gilding.
Dimensions
H
87  mm (3.43 inches)
W
62  mm (2.44 inches)
D
12  mm (0.47 inches)
Weight
52.00 Grams (1.67 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS260318A
Medium
Silver Gilt
Literature
St Mary's Abbey, Melrose is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order in Melrose, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks on the request of King David I of Scotland, and was the chief house of that order in the country until the Reformation. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Melrose. Today the abbey is maintained by Historic Scotland.