c1850 Relief Pressed Tortoiseshell Calling Card Case

A very unique tortoiseshell veneered card case, dating to mid 19th century England. Both sides have shell panels with intricate geometric designs created by soaking and steam-pressing the tortoiseshell. Interior lip is lined in bone and the cartouche to the top is engraved with "E.B. Perrin." It is very difficult to find steam-pressed shell pieces in such nice condition!

Condition: Excellent condition! Slight, normal warping to one of the shell veneers. Small piece of bone lining missing to inner lip (1/4 in)

Measurements: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in (8.75 cm x 5.5 cm)

Item ID: B-37

$225 USD

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