Sterling Silver Cigarette Case Inscribed Neptune Family Crest & Motto Antique English 1895 Victorian.

Piers Rankin


Possibly the crest of the Blood of Cranagher family who use this neptune symbol as well as the motto 'honor virtutis praemium' to the front of this Victorian cigarette case. The motto is latin & translates to Honour is the reward of virtue.
The English hallmark can be found to the inside of the case, this is where you see the Birmingham anchor along with the date letter for the year 1895. This is where you also find the makers mark for the maker A & J Zimmerman Ltd. Good hinge & the case shuts securely, there are minor surface scratches & wear please see the pictures. The crest & motto is in good crisp order.
Size 8.4 x 8.6 x 2.5 cm or 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.0 inches.
Weight 129.1 grams or 83.3 penny weight.