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Card case

Object Number: 
Silver, gilt
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 8.6 x 6.4 x 1 cm )
engraved: in the reserve: "B C/ Dec 21st../ 1853." in script
Seamed gold-gilt, silver card case; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with a circular button release and an applied reed lip on one side; sides engraved with an ivy vine; engraved foliate scrolls around the edges, wheel turned decoration in the center, around a foliate and trefoil cartouche on one side and a foliate and trefoil decorated shield reserve engraved, "B C/ Dec 21st../ 1853." in script on the other; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the James Foundation, 1964
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group