The larger case says it is sterling silver. The smaller one I believe is also sterling silver but it does not say. Than there are 2 antique glasses and a antique leather case. What is the value of the items? is the thinner silver case real silver? How much are the items worth?
gift from grandmother
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
It is two beautiful spectacles cases. Such vintage and antique accessories are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
I cannot see the marks clearly from the photographs but if it says sterlingsilver there is no doubt about the material. As for the other case it is hard to say what the material is without having seen the marks. I would suggest that you look at it very closely to see if there are any areas of the case where a possible silverlayer may have rubbed off, if that is the case then it is silverplated and if not the it also may be silver/sterlingsilver.
The cases are from the first part of the 1900s when this particular type of accessorie was popular.
It is a true collectors item and for estimate for the two cases, the two pair of spectacles and the antique leather case would be 300-450 US$ This is the type of item that may surprise in a positive direction if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online objects of vertu and silver auction, where I believe the spectacles and cases has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the spectacles and cases. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.