Here for your consideration is a very rare, 1898, sterling silver and gilt travelling clay pipe case, with a hinged opening to reveal a silver gilt interior, fully hallmarked. The workmanship in this rare travelling clay pipe case is absolutely exquisite, complete with the original chainring.It's a truly stunning piece of workmanship, impressed at the front TCM and fully hallmarked, E. W for Edwin Henry Watts, the leopards head for London and lion passant with the date letter C for 1898. Considering this silver pipe case is 117 years old it's in fantastic original condition, with no splits, dents or repairs to the body. It does have some beautiful age related patina wear, commensurate with age, but considering this pipe case has been floating around for 117 years and been through a couple of World Wars, nothing unusual.
A very nice rare Victorian silver clay pipe case. Please take time to look at all 12 photos to fully appreciate the quality and workmanship in this exquisite Victorian travelling pipe case. A manufacturing silversmith in London at the turn of the last century. The business specialised in writing and smoking accessories, sealing wax holders, cigarette cases, vesta's and silver pipe and tobacco cases.Height: 1.15 inches or 2.8 cm (highest point). Length: 5 inches or 12.7 cm. Depth: 1 inch or 2.5 cm (widest point). Weight: 34 grams or 1.2 oz. This is as good as it gets with regards to rare Victorian sterling silver smoking accessories, it's all original, how many of these have you seen still intact. This is an extremely rare find indeed. I've only got one, once it's gone.... You might never find another one this good, and if there's one thing I've learned about antiques, when items are rare and of quality, he who hesitates, usually loses out. This beautiful Victorian silver pipe case would add value to any silver or collection.
Unusual antique silver cases have. Become so very collectable and are appreciating in value.
A stylish Victorian sterling silver pipe case. A real must for any serious silver collector. This would make an interesting gift. Please note all my international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when I know the destination of where items are being sent. Please feel free to look at my other items.
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