A Victorian silver Fusee Box.
A Victorian silver Fusee Box, with the striker lid on a chain, London 1861, by Benjamin Barling, engraved with a contemporary crest and the retailer’s name: ‘Carlin, 189, Regent Street.’
Thomas Carlin, Cigar Merchant, took out an advertisement in the Standard on 26th February 1895: ‘IMPORTANT NOTICE. Carlin, 189, Regent Street, W., Cigar Importer, established 1825, begs to inform his patrons and the public that he is in NO WAY CONNECTED with ANY OTHER HOUSE, and his only address is as above.’
Good. Minor surface wear.
Length – 6.40 cm.; Width – 5.70 cm.; Depth – 0.70 cm.; Weight – 33.80 gms.