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.