Calling Card Case

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tyranny2k
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Calling Card Case

Postby tyranny2k » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:50 pm

Hello,
Hoping someone here can help. I've looked at the various mark pages here searching for mine but came up empty.

I have what I believe to be a silver calling card case. It has a mark that is partially worn, and what appears to possibly be two additional marks on the other side that seem to be worn off.

What I assume to be the makers mark appears to be L&W.

I am including here images of both sides of the item as well as multiple images of the makers mark and an image of the other possible marks. The images have been photographed and processed in different ways hoping to get the best possible image.

I'm looking for any information on origin, maker, and possible date and for conformation on my guess about the landscape depicted. Any information on polishing (or if that's a bad idea). Any information on how to determine if the item is silver or silver plate.

Thank you for any help!

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Monogram side reads: from Mrs. M Brewer to Kitty

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Landscape side appears to be an image of Venice, Italy perhaps.

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Two possible marks worn off?

Below are all the images of what I assume to be the Makers Mark:
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Re: Calling Card Case

Postby dragonflywink » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:29 pm

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. Your card case is circa 1840s-50s coin silver by Leonard & Wilson of Philadelphia, they were known for their card cases...

~Cheryl

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Re: Calling Card Case

Postby tyranny2k » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:27 am

Thank You Cheryl!

Any ideas on if my guess on the scene might be correct? Do I polish this? Is that a bad idea, or something a pro should do?

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Re: Calling Card Case

Postby tyranny2k » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:29 am

I just read the section on polishing and will follow those guidelines!


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