Fine Antique Silver & Objects of Vertu


A sovereign case is used for carrying either full or half gold sovereign coins and often worn on a gentleman's Albert/watch chain and kept in a waistcoat pocket. The coins would be stacked tightly together by a spring action mechanism; a case usually holds about 4 or 5 sovereigns. Some can have a number of compartments holding halves as well as full sovereigns. They can also be seen combined with vesta and stamp cases. The cases were at the height of fashion during the late Victorian and Edwardian period and can be highly decorated or completely plain.

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    No. Y063
    Victorian Silver 'Fluted Swirls' Sovereign Case
    Made by Sampson Mordan, London 1889
    Price 325.00

    No. Y062
    Edwardian Silver 'Hammered Finish' Sovereign Case
    Made by A.L. Dennison, Birmingham 1906
    Price 255.00

    No. Y061
    Edwardian Gilded Silver Sovereign Case
    Made by Samuel M. Levi, Birmingham 1903
    Price 285.00

    No. Y060
    Silver 'Patent Applied For/Side Opening' Round Sovereign Case
    Made by William Hair Haseler, Birmingham 1913
    Price 375.00

    No. Y058
    Victorian Silver 'Diamond Design Registration Mark' Sovereign Case
    Made by Sampson Mordan, London c.1881
    Price 425.00

    No. Y053
    Edwardian Silver & Enamel Patent 'Coin Counter' Sovereign Case
    Made by Horton & Allday, Birmingham 1909
    Price 595.00

    No. Y051
    Victorian Silver 'Safety Side Lock' Sovereign Case
    Made by Benjamin Thomas Greening, Chester 1905
    Price 595.00

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