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Maroon leather card-case accompanied by card from Georgina Hogarth

Collection

object

Object number (per part)

DH490

Object name (per part)

card case

Production date

1847

Label

Card Case, Maroon leather card case with authentication from Georgina Hogarth

Other number

2496 (2009 DH object access database number)

Physical description

Maroon leather card case embossed with 'CD' in gold on the front. The card case came in a box. The lining of the case is made with moire or watered silk.

Object history note

The card case is part of a set of personal possessions which belonged to Charles Dickens when he lived at Gads Hill. The card case is one of 7 objects contained in the box including a fruit knife, a pencil, an ink well, a nutmeg box, and a seal. The objects are all presented in a maroon leather presentation box with red velvet and ivory satin interior and gold edging, the underside of the lid is inscribed: 'Mappin &Webb Ltd, Queen Victoria Street, London' and a silver plate attached inscribed: 'The Property of Sterling Offices Ltd, Reinsurance Brokers, 25 Birchin Lane, London, EC3'. Accompanied with letters of authentication from Georgina Hogarth.
Mappin and Webb is a British jewellers and silversmith that has been operating since 1775.

Inscription content

C.D.

Inscription description

Charles Dickens initials embossed in gold on the front.
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