Extremely rare Georgian hallmarked 18ct gold embossed lancet case. The case is hallmarked for Birmingham 1832 - the makers mark is illegible. Stamped to the top of the item with the Duty mark and 18ct gold stamp - stamped to the bottom of the item with the Town mark, makers mark (illegible) and date letter.
The case is covered in a beautiful bird's head and floral motif.
Rare 18c gold and gold plated lancet cases
"Beautiful gold plated sterling silver lancet case. The case is marked with a wonderful shield with Lion passants on one side and the initials RCK on the opposite panel. The 4 tortoise shell lancets are marked with either Stodart or a crown and star.
Research done by Stephen J F Plowman emblazoned the Arms as: Quarterly 1st and 4th Sable a lion rampant between three cross crosslets (for King) 2nd Argent on a bend Gules cottised Sable three bezants (for Bishop) 3rd Or three lions passant in pale (for Carew).
Using this information he was able to identify the original owner as a surgeon by the name of Robert Carew King - linking to the RCK inscription. Robert lived at Saxmundhamand and was the son of the Rev John King and Elizabeth S. Bishop, born in 1781 at Ipswich, Suffolk and died in 1842.