Antique Victorian Mother Of Pearl & Abalone Card Case C1870's


Antique Victorian Mother Of Pearl & Abalone Card Case C1870's

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Antique Victorian Mother Of Pearl & Abalone Card Case C1870's:
$57


An Antique Victorian Mother of Pearl & Abalone Card Case

This is a wonderful antique Victorian card case, made from pieces of mother of pearl and abalone, inlaid into a geometric pattern on top of the wooden case. All the way around the edge of the case are strips of mother of pearl, each side intersected in the centre with a small piece of abalone. The case snaps shut well and the push button opening and hinge are both in good order. On the top edge of the case there is a small piece of what looks like silver, inlaid into the mother of pearl and abalone, which may be for use as a cartouche but is blank.

The case measures approx 10.5cms tall and 8cms wide and is ingood condition for an item of this age. There are a couple of pieces of the mother of pearl which have cracks and the bottom corner on the hinge side has a very slight chip in the mother of pearl, which is hardly noticeable.

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On 19-May-13 at 15:17:11 BST, seller added the following information:

It has been suggested that this could in fact be an ear pendant, rather than a brooch.


Antique Victorian Mother Of Pearl & Abalone Card Case C1870's:
$57

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