Large Antique Victorian Mother of Pearl Slab Panel Calling Card Case c1870 (Code 1922)
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 light period wear and natural flaws in the shell as expected. Two flaw lines in the lid panel visible in image 2. Some movement in the hinge, but quite securely attached. See images for general presentation.
Width: 8 cm ( 3 1/8 inches )
Height: 10.5 cm ( 4 1/8 inches )
Weight: 76 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 1922 OC19-2
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