A stunning card case etched in pink with a bouquet of flowers. A butterfly and a dragon fly hover around the flowers indicating the fabulous fragrance that attracts them to the flowers. In style it is dated to the 1880 period.
It measures 4 inches by 3 inches. There are no cracks or splits and it is structurally sound. The hinge and clasp are in excellent working order.
This antique calling card case is a fantastic way of making an impact on special occasions when you need to give your business card to people that matter and you wish to impress them.
The Mother of Pearl is of exceptional quality, the iridescence creates refracted colors of pearl and shimmering emerald.
A blank silver cartouche on the top allows you personalize this wonderful antique.
A carte de visite case was an essential possession for nineteenth century society ladies as it was essential to send your visiting card ahead before calling on your friends. Ladies competed to have the most decorative card cases and this beautiful example is in the top echelon of decorative card cases.