Victorian Mother of Pearl and Abalone Shell Calling Card Case, Antique c1860 (Code 1928)
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, some minor natural flaws as expected. Some slight nicks and losses, see images for exterior condition and look.
Width: 7.8 cm ( 3 inches )
Height: 10.3 cm ( 4 inches )
Weight: 58 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 1928 OC19-2
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