Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu - 25 Apr 2017


A rare Victorian Irish silver 'castle-top' card case

£3,000 - £4,000 £8,800

A rare Victorian Irish silver 'castle-top' card case, Dun Laoghaire harbour,

by John Schriber, Dublin 1863,

rectangular form, the front with a view of the harbour entrance with the harbour wall and lighthouse, with a ship to the left and the port and hills behind, chased foliate scroll decoration on a matted background, the reverse with similar decoration, and with a cartouche, engraved with a crest and inscribed 'From Schriber and Sons 1864', length 10cm, approx. weight 2.2oz.

The cartouche is engraved with a viscount's coronet ensigning the crest of Menteith of Scotland and Hodge(s) and Hodgekins of England, but is absent form official Irish records.

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