Antique Victorian Period Mother of Pearl and Abalone Shell Calling Card Case (Code 1921)
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.
Minor wear and the odd tiny nick. Latch and hinge fine. The shell is of course a natural material and as such has minor flaws. See images for overall look and presentation.
Width: 5.3 cm ( 2 1/8 inches )
Height: 8.7 cm ( 5 1/2 inches )
Weight: 42 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 1921 OC19-2
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