Eastlake Japanese Victorian 1882 Rockford Ornate Bird Calling Card


Eastlake Japanese Victorian 1882 Rockford Ornate Bird Calling Card

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Eastlake Japanese Victorian 1882 Rockford Ornate Bird Calling Card :
$108


EASTLAKE ANGLO-JAPANESE VICTORIAN 1882 ROCKFORD SILVER P. CO. ANTIQUE ORNATE BIRD CALLING CARD

Calling cards were an important part of Victorian social life, especially among the middle and well-to-do upper class, these were presented when the servant answered the door, if the person was not home, the servant would place this in a small tray, as is the EASTLAKE JAPANESE VICTORIAN ROCKFORD SILVER P. CO. 5 ¼”in height 5 ¾”x 5 ½” top, offer for your consideration this time, an antique estate piece in a very good to an excellent condition, stamped -ROCKFORD SILVER P. CO. QUADRUPLE 10 57-

The significance of a card condition was very different back then, if it was left intact, it meant it had been delivered by a servant; if bent or torn on the top right corner, it signified congratulations, on the top left, a social call. on the bottom left, goodbye, a calling card bent at the bottom right acted as a Victorian-era sympathy card. The meaning was also different, a black border on the card meant the caller was in mourning, popular symbols, such as birds, flowers and hands indicated sentiments, such as friendship and peaceful intentions.


Eastlake Japanese Victorian 1882 Rockford Ornate Bird Calling Card :
$108

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