Rare Old Egyptian Silver 18K Gold Card Case Camels Pyramids Scene - image 1 of 16

Oozing opulence and history, this card case is a work of art. In a fitted creme satin and deep forest green velvet case, the beautifully appointed card case is wrought in 900 silver with gold highlights and a heavy solid 18k yellow gold mariner-style chain. The silver case is acid etched (satinized or brushed) front and back. The front has a detailed etched scene of three camels with riders standing in shallow water with a background of pyramids. The edge of the case and the scene details are picked out in gold. The back of the case is plain except the hallmarks 900 in a shield and STERLING n a banner across two shields. The inner lid of the fitted box has a wide satin ribbon stamped in brown ink: "AU MIKADO" Gr. C. Sarolidis Port-Said (EGYPT).

The black leatherette hinged box with a brass latch measures 5 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 7/8". The card case measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1/4" thick. The chain is 14" long. The case has a strong hinge so that it snaps shut unless held open. It opens by pulling on opposite sides of the tabs or the chain inserted in the tabs. The interior of the case is fitted with caramel-colored leather with a gusseted pocket on one side which can hold calling cards or modern days cards like credit cards. So it it can be used to suit our needs in the 21st century.

The silver case weighs a total of 107.3 grams of which the 18k chain (tested) weighs 7.3 grams. The card case is in excellent condition. The fitted box has scuffs or black pigment losses on the outside- easily touched up if the owner desires.

Info: Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal. With an approximate population of 603,787 (2010), it is the fifth-largest city in Egypt. The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.
'Au Mikado' was a tea and coffee emporium situated in the central, ' first' district of Vienna during the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. A range of Chinese and Japanese items was available for sale to the Viennese public.

Port-Said Card Case
Gold, Silver
Early 20th Century

Mendocino Vintage

Rare Old Egyptian Silver 18K Gold Card Case Camels Pyramids Scene


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