Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel Envelope Cigarette Case

Walter Thornhill, London 1882
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A fine quality Victorian novelty silver and enamel Cigarette Case made in the form of an envelope, of curved rounded rectangular form, the cover enameled with the name and address of 'Frank Cooper of Bulwell Hall, Nottingham' and with a Victorian one penny stamp plus post marks. The reverse with a similar post mark and the initials 'AC'. Sprung hinged opening mechanism and silver gilt interior.

By Walter Thornhill, London, 1882

Sold - £795.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
15 mm (0.59 inches)
98 mm (3.86 inches)
76 mm (2.99 inches)
153.00 Grams (4.92 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel
FRANK COOPER was first son of SAMUEL THOMAS COOPER who was born in June 1831 at Worsbrough Hall near Barnsley, his father being the principal partner in the firm of Messrs. Cooper Field and Hood, the founders of the Leeds Iron Works, Leeds.
He commenced his business career at an early age in connection with these works, of which he subsequently became the principal partner.
After having taken an active part in the management for nearly twenty years, he went in 1865 to reside at Bulwell Hall near Nottingham, still retaining his interest in the firm. His death occurred suddenly from an attack of apoplexy on 10th February 1871 in the fortieth year of his age.
He was also a partner in the Worsbrough Cold-Blast Iron Works, and in the Silkstone and Worsbrough Collieries near Barnsley; and was a magistrate for the county of Nottingham.

Bulwell Hall was built by John Newton in 1770. He died in November 1820, closely followed by his son. The estate then went to the Rev. Alfred Padley. In 1864, the Hall was sold by Alfred Padley’s son, the Rev. Charles J. A. Padley; it was purchased by Samuel Thomas Cooper.