This is a beautiful English sterling silver case that would have been used to carry business or calling cards, inside the case, there are single day pages and a mechanical pencil in the center for notes. The lining for this wonderful case is a water blue silk. The case opens and closes with a hinged snap.
The hallmarks date the card case to 1884, Birmingham England.
One of the hallmarks is the Queen Victoria tariff/duty stamp. Note that the queen's face is facing left to distinguish from Elizabeth II, which faces right.
The initials ‘DBS’ can be found on the top. Measurements: 3 3/4 inches long, 2 3/4 inches and 3/16 inches in depth. This surface and the back cover have an exquisite hand engraving.
This sterling case could have been carried in a small purse and could be used. The card area is perfect for the cards used today. This is a stunning English Sterling Silver Case that could be used.
English Victorian Sterling Silver Card Case, Birmingham, 1884