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Victorian Silver Gilt Castle-Top Card Case 'Melrose Abbey'
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
Price £3450.00
Condition In good condition with no damage or repair, some minor loss of gilding.
Height 87  mm (3.43 inches)
Width 62  mm (2.44 inches)
Depth 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.


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