Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 7 x 0.6 cm )
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
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.
This card case was given to Mrs. Francis Dutcher Norris by her husband Hiram circa 1846. Mrs. Norris was the mother of the donor.
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Rothwell Shannon
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