Card case

Object Number: 
1957.66ab
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Tortoise shell, ivory, metal, paper, silk
Dimensions: 
box: 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 1 5/8 in.; card case: 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 in.
Description: 
Hinged tortoise shell card case with c-scroll and floral design on obverse and reverse, with a tortoise shell-covered metal clasp closure; when opened, there is an ivory writing surface in the center with a removable scepter-like metal pen which rests in two metal rings attached to the side of the ivory, and the inner side of the tortoise shell covers have decorative metal clips securing printed calling cards; the case is housed in its original white satin box with white velvet and satin lining.Hinged tortoise shell card case with c-scroll and floral design on obverse and reverse, with a tortoise shell-covered metal clasp closure; when opened, there is an ivory writing surface in the center with a removable scepter-like metal pen which rests in two metal rings attached to the side of the ivory, and the inner side of the tortoise shell covers have decorative metal clips securing printed calling cards.
Gallery Label: 
The calling cards say "Mrs. Henry A. Hurlbut," but the donor says that the case once belonged to her great-great grandmother, Sarah Anne Burr.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. M. Pingry
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group