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Card case

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1840-1859 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mother-of-pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Croydon Museum Service

  • Museum number:

    T.429-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Card case of mother-of-pear (probably Pinctada sp.) l in a diamond pattern with an etched floral design, abalone border (Haliotis sp.), book hinge and concertina card pages.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

1840-1859 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Mother-of-pearl

Dimensions

Height: 109 mm, Width: 77 mm, Depth: 20 mm

Object history note

RF number is 1995/2337.

The cardholder was given to Croydon Libraries department in 1987 by Miss M.G. Kitley. The card case was part of the collection of Miss Kitley's father.

Descriptive line

Card case of mother-of-pearl, possibly made in Great Britain, 1840-1859

Materials

Mother of pearl; Animal part - Pinctada sp.; Animal part - Haliotis sp.

Categories

Accessories; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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