Victorian Papier Mache Gilt Hand Painted Card Case Fine Rare Visiting Card Case!
A distinct and dynamic papier mache card case from the mid 1800's! The entire exterior is gilt with marvelous hand painted decoration all over! At the center of the front is a monogram which appears to be JB. The condition is good with some paint loss and a water or perfume spot on the front, hard to see unless in the glare. The push button to open the case works well and the lid stays shut but barely as it is wobbly, common for cases this old after much usage. It ia smaller case, so I would imagine it was for a lady to put into her purse.
With all that being said for accuracy purposes, it is a wonderful case and jumps out at you when you first lay eyes upon it! Overall, good condition! I have never seen another like it!
Size: 3-3/16" X 2-1/4" X 9/16"