Pair of silver niello cases. One inscribed along the inside of the lid with "Memento Mori. Thomas Swatman Presented to me by my Brother Charles Ravey. September 29th, 1844." The other case lined with a green velvet interior divided into three pockets. Both decorated along the exterior with scrolling symmetrical vines.
Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Case 1; Height: 1/2 in x width: 3 1/2 in x depth: 2 in. Case 2; Height: 3/4 in x width: 3 in x depth: 2 1/4 in. Gross weight of sterling: 5.79 Troy oz.
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