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Victorian Miniature Playing Cards & Silver Case

Victorian Miniature Playing Cards & Silver Case

$600.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, 1899

An incredible deck of tiny playing cards in a sterling silver case. They date from the late 19th Century, with London hallmarks for 1899 and maker's mark George Maurice & Co. 48 Piccadilly W. The cards themselves are beautifully designed, branded C.L. Wüst Frankfurt (one of the best known card makers of the 19th Century, with a similar miniature set like this in the V&A collection) and, although they're tiny, you could absolutely play with them - it might be somewhat frustrating, though. We considered adding a bail so it can be worn as a pendant, but we'll leave this decision up the the next owner. 

MEASUREMENTS 

Case: 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.5cm

WEIGHT 

11.8g

MARKS 

English hallmarks for Sterling Silver, London 1899

CONDITION 

Good

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