BID ON THE-SALEROOM
An early Victorian silver 'castle top' card case by Nathaniel Mills, decorated to the front with a view of Warwick Castle from the water, and to the reverse a view of Kenilworth Castle, all within floral and foliate scroll pierced borders, engraved family crest to the hinged lid, further indistinct engravings to the sides and engraved date '1839' to the base. Hallmarked Birmingham 1838. Measuring 3 7/8 inches (9.8 cm) by 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm), weight 2.57 ozt (80 grams).
The case appears in fairly good overall condition, displaying general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Heavier wear around edges and corners and tiny hole to the corner of the lid, possible small solder repair. Hinged lid appears in good working order. The engravings to the sides are quite worn, possibly personal initials? The hallmarks and maker's mark appear a little rubbed in places but are still legible.