Business Card Holder

Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder

Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder
Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder
Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder
Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder
Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder
Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder

Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder

Likely a one of a kind piece from a prolific U. Mint Medalist & early 19th Century silversmith. It remains in excellent condition exhibiting a hit at the makersmark (imaged) and a smaller less noticeable hit an upper corner (not imaged). The top is engraved M.

In a Bookman style font. Dating: After a prolific career as a contract medalist for the U.

At its newest this piece would date to 1841. Hungarian-American engraver, medalist, portraitist; contract engraver for U. Furst was born near Pressburg, Hungary, March 1782, and studied engraving, diesinking in Vienna, Austria. He was named superintendent Royal Mint, Lombardy. Enticed to come to America, 1807, to be engraver at Philadelphia Mint, but no position available when he arrived. He set up business as seal cutter, engraver and diesinker in Philadelphia. Furst holds the record for more medallic portraits - 35 individual's portraits - than any U. Mint engraver on official medals. But a widow is listed in 1843 living in Philadelphia. Furst's medallic life work in America was cataloged by Chris Neuzil and published in the Coinage of America's Conference at A. November 8-9, 1997 [MA2 {1999}]. Infantry officers' eagle buttons dubiously attributed to Furst (but actually copied from John Reich's eagle). [O12 {1988} Breen p 380]. The item "Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Other Exonumia". The seller is "simsion" and is located in Henrico, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Macao, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.
Moritz Furst Early 19th Century Sterling Business Card Holder