Card case

Card case
ca. 1840-1860
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 7 x 0.6 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Rothwell Shannon
Object Number: 
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
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group