Card case

Object Number: 
1947.127
Date: 
ca. 1840-1860
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 7 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in leaf shaped reserve: "F. H. Norris" in script stamped: on bezel: eagle in an oval over "A/C" in a diamond in roman letters over a bust in an oval
Description: 
Seamed silver card case; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; engraved foliate scrolls around an oval reserve with a flower in the center on one side and engraved foliate scrolls around a leaf shaped reserve engraved, "F. H. Norris" in script on the other; maker's marks stamped on the bezel.
Gallery Label: 
This card case was given to Mrs. Francis Dutcher Norris by her husband Hiram circa 1846. Mrs. Norris was the mother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Rothwell Shannon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group