Antique Silver Victorian Card Case made in 1895


A stylish Victorian silver calling card/business card case which is decorated with vertical lines and has a vacant circular cartouche to one side.

Date 1895
Made By George Unite
Location Birmingham
Stock Number W208x15
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Maker: George Unite

A stylish Victorian silver calling card/business card case which is decorated with vertical lines and has a vacant circular cartouche to one side.

The case is of good weight and condition.

Dimensions: length 9.7 cm, width 7.25 cm; weight 2.65 troy oz.

George Unite

Unite was born in Birmingham in 1798 to Samuel and Prudence Unite. He was apprenticed to Joseph Willmore in 1810. He worked in partnership with James Hilliard from 1825, but registered his own hallmark  “GU” with the Birmingham Assay Office on 8th August 1832, where he gave his address as 42 Caroline Street, Birmingham.

The Hilliard partnership ended before 1845 and Unite continued business under his own name. By 1854, the firm was at 65 Caroline Street and had representation through agents at Thavies Inn, Holborn, London. The business became George Unite & Sons c. 1865.

Unite died in 1896 and the company merged with William Henry Lyde’s electroplate company, operating out of 50 Newhall Hill, Birmingham in 1928, to become George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd.

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Delivery Charges:
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For the rest of World £50.00
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