London, South Kensington
25 April 2006
A Victorian card case
MARK OF DEAKIN & FRANCIS, BIRMINGHAM 1891
Wallet-style rectangular, one side engraved with birds and flowering prunus, the reverse engraved with bamboo and a flowering bough, an applied owl perched on the bough, also applied with a gold bird in flight -- 3 3/8ins. (9.8cms.); a further filigree card case; a plique-a-jour enamelled silver-gilt cigarette case, import marks for London 1910; and a silver snuff box, the front stamped with a hunting scene (4)
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