Card case with nine visiting cards

Card case with nine visiting cards
Title
Card case with nine visiting cards
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall (card case): 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. (9.2 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm)
Description 
Wrought silver card case with nine paper visiting cards inside; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; repoussé image of the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. on one side and image of Washington's tomb on the other; images surrounded by foliate scrolls; repoussé banner engraved, "M. A. Dayton" in script above the Capitol building; maker's mark, "D" stamped on the bezel. Nine rectangular paper visiting cards.
Credit Line 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Object Number 
1977.45a-j
Marks 
engraved: on banner: "M. A. Dayton" in script stamped: on bezel: "D" romman letter printed: 1977.45b: "Mr. Justice Dayton" in gothic script printed: 1977.45c: "Mrs. Charles Willoughby Dayton/ 13 Mount Morris Park West" in gothic script printed: 1977.45d-g: "John B. Newman, M.D./ Harrodsburg Female College/ Harrodsburg, Ky." in script printed: 1977.45h: "Laura A. Newman" in script printed and handwritten: 1977.45i: "Mrs. William G. Reade./ Aaron Clark 29 Warren St." in script printed: 1977.45j: "Mrs. F. E. Tomlinson." in script
Gallery Label 
This card case belonged to Maria Annis (Tomlinson) Dayton, wife of Abraham Child Dayton.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group