Vintage Elgin American Mfg. Co. Sterling Silver Folding Case c.1930 (2.6oz) - image 1 of 12

Vintage Elgin American Mfg. Co. Sterling Silver Folding Case c.1930 (2.6oz) (W)3in. x (L)3in. A very collectable and intricately engraved Piece of Sterling Silver, this lovely folding, Sterling, (compact) Case is surely to impress those who have come to appreciate the kind of quality & craftsmanship that is associated with the Elgin name. The Vintage Piece is a product of the Elgin American Manufacturing Company, of Elgin, Illinois, and has an approximate date of production set at or around (1930). Elgin was renowned as an industrious city, known for its manufacturing and mass production companies. The Elgin American Mfg. Co. established itself as a premier producer of: Art Deco, Silver, Vanity Pieces; particularly the: Folding, Sterling Silver, (compact) Case. One can see evidence of such production by Elgin Mfg. Co. in this very Piece. The Case is comprised of a: strong, resilient, Piece of [.925] Sterling Silver. The Silver is richly engraved with a labyrinthine like network of designs that include: Flowers, Fleur-de-lis symbols; as well as a texture that allows for a vivid illumination of the Sterling, and a monogram to offer some authenticity to the Vintage Piece. The Folding Case has a strong hinge line, that's retained its tension; as well as its structural integrity, as a whole. Although one side of the Sterling is engraved, the other side is of a flat and smooth, exterior, surface; allowing for a bright, reflective, shine. The interior of the Piece has some interesting historical context, relating to its (American) Patent Copyright status; along with its corresponding number. The condition of the Folding Case is noteworthy, fore this Piece of Sterling has been cared for well. With the exception of some: age-related, superficial, scuffing to the exterior, the Case has retained its aesthetics. The Sterling has been polished, with just a hint of patina left to aid in accentuating the Silver. The Vintage Elgin American Mfg. Co. Sterling Silver Folding Case is stored in a: dry, secured, environment, and will make for an excellent addition to any quality collection of Sterling Silver.

ITEM ID
S:38
TYPE
Holloware
COLOR
Silver
CREATOR
Elgin Silversmith Co.
STYLE
Art Deco, Minimalist
ORIGIN
United States • American
AGE
Early 20th Century
PURPOSE
Cigarette Cases, Compacts, Holloware
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Vintage Elgin American Mfg. Co. Sterling Silver Folding Case c.1930 (2.6oz)

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