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Antique Silver Mother Of Pearl Card Case

£185.00
SKU: X3612
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Description:

This antique Silver Mother of Pearl card case is an extraordinary find, created to hold visitor cards, also know as calling cards, which would've been a possession of a wealthy Victorian. A magnificent card case crafted out of Mother of Pearl, she possesses a magical, iridescent sheen. Press the button on the side and her lid releases, which reveals a red velvet-lined inner - the perfect modern-day holder for your cards.

Throughout the Victorian era, etiquette around social visits was quite an ordeal in which visitor cards played a big role! A sign of social status and place in society, the entire premise of the calling card relied on households with servants. Visitors would hand their card to a servant, who would pass it to their masters or mistresses, allowing them to decide whether they wanted to see the person in question.

A piece that will instantly connect you to the past, we can just vision this card case taking centre stage in the handbag of a well-to-do Victorian lady. A precious memento from the 19th century, we are sure this collectible will be snapped up in no time!

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian (1837-1901). 

MEASUREMENTS: Card case is 102.5mm long x 80mm wide x 13mm deep.
Weight: 61.7g.

MATERIALS: Tests as Sterling Silver, Mother of Pearl.

STAMPS & HALLMARKS: None present. 

PACKAGING: Your order will be gift wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.

Condition:

VERY GOOD: This antique Silver Mother of Pearl card case is in very good condition for her great age and considerable use over the years! Her Mother of Pearl has retained an ethereal sheen, exuding an array of rainbow hues. Her surface does have wear throughout, most notable in between each tile, however, this is something we would expect on an authentic antique like herself. Although she has some movement to her hinges, the top of the card case stay shut until you press the button function on her side, so any cards will be kept safe. Her inner fabric lining is fully intact which is a lovely addition. If you do use her for her original use, just take care when placing her inside your bag to ensure no further damage is caused! A rare find we have not had at Lillicoco before, we are bursting with excitement to show you this Victorian piece.


SHIPPING:

All orders are shipped using DHL express and are securely padded in transit, with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. Alternate couriers are available by special request.

  • FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY on all orders worldwide!
  • NEXT-DAY delivery to the UK and EU
  • Delivery to the USA in TWO WORKING DAYS
  • Orders placed by 1pm (GMT) will be dispatched the same day

RETURNS:

You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by simply getting in touch to let us know within 14 days of receiving it.

INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:

This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

Please message us or call +44(0)117 925 4798 if you have any questions!