Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case, Robert Thornton, B'ham 1870
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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Calling Card Case, Robert Thornton, B'ham 1870:
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER CALLING CARD CASE, ROBERT THORNTON, B'HAM 1870
decorative piece, a perfect size for use today, easily accepting modern sized
RT into a rectangle for Robert Thornton (registered mark July 1866 - 1877)
Silver grade: (Lion passant) 925 = 92.5% pure
Assay: (Anchor) Birmingham Town Mark
Date: (v) 1870
head (duty mark): Queen Victoria
The lid fits cleanly and the hallmarks are clear and distinct. The front cartouche has an applied silver, later vacant name roundel. Overall it is in excellent original antique condition with some very minor pushes, and a couple of tiny dints to the outer edges, otherwise without repairs, holes, splits or serious dents or damage - a superb little piece.