American Coin Silver Calling Card Case, c.1860, unmarked, but guaranteed to be as represented.
This elegant calling card case features a detailed engraving of a lakeside mountain top castle, with houses on the opposite shore and the rays of the sun in the background. This nice scenery is enclosed in a circular cartouche surrounded by engraved floral, scroll and geometric decorations.
The back of the case has diagonal bands of alternating scales and waves, surrounding a scroll and floral cartouche containing the inscription Mary.
The hinge is clean and tight and the lid fits properly.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.