Antique Mother of Pearl & Abalone Shell Victorian Calling Card Case c1860 (Code 1932)
This case is part of a recently acquired single owner collection. The predominant feature of the collection is the iridescent quality of the shells, with some particularly fine structural colours of the nacre. The colour and iridescence does of course change with the light and incident angle, so multiple images have been taken to try and give a sense of how it varies, all shot under halogen light.
Normal age related wear, minor losses to one base panel at the edges. One abalone panel has a natural flaw with a patch of none iridescent material.
Width: 7.7 cm ( 3 inches )
Height: 10.6 cm ( 4 1/4 inches )
Weight: 58 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 1932 OC19-2
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