A finely engraved Victorian silver Cheroot Case by Rawlings and Summers.
A Victorian silver Cheroot Case, London 1849, Rawlings and Summers. The whole case well engraved with floral scrollwork, a vignette on one side with a rural riverside scene, a presentation inscription on the other side.
The presentation of this case, together with the gold snuffbox, was recorded in ‘The Era’ of 1st December 1850:-
Testimonial to Mr. Henry Palmer, of Dalston. – On Wednesday last, about fifty gentlemen sat down to a magnificent dinner, provided in the spacious room of the Lea Arms’ Tavern, Queen’s-road, Dalston, in compliment to Henry Palmer, Esq. Mr. Palmer was presented with a splendid gold snuff-box and a silver cigar case, which were elaborately chased and engraved with various beautifully executed devices, with the following inscription: – “Presented to Henry Palmer, Esq., by a few of his sincere friends, as a slight token of their appreciation of his many private virtues, of their regret at his departure from among them, and of their admiration of his liberality, skill, and perseverance, by which he has converted the Haggerstone Fields int a populous and respectable district.”
Length – 12 cm.; Width – 9 cm.; Depth – 1.80 cm.; Weight – 140.80 gms.