Card case in case

Object Number: 
1941.1098ab
Date: 
1848/49
Medium: 
Silver, leather, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall (card case): 4 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in. (10.2 x 7 x 1 cm) Case: 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 10.8 x 7.9 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the bezel: "N*M" in a rectangle, a lion passant, the queen's head in an oval, "Z" in a rectangle and an anchor in a rectangle.
Description: 
Seamed silver card case in a red leather case; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; chased flowers, shells and foliate scrolls around the edges of the body with striped, angled geometric lines across the centers and a cartouche reserve in one center; maker's marks stamped on the bezel; rectangular red leather case with tooled scrolls in the corners; hinged on one side, hook and eye clasp on the other; interior lined with red velvet.
Gallery Label: 
This card case belonged to the donor's mother, Mary Eveline Fellows Paine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Eleanor Paine Gardner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group