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Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s
Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s
Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s
Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s
Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s
Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s

Fine Crown Monogram Silk Embroidery and Antique Ivory Carte de Visite Photo Case, c.1860s

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A crown monogram in silk on silk embroidery, perhaps from a Royal handkerchief, and it's been kept perfectly pristine inside the most elegant carved ivory etui, case, probably initially made to display carte de visite photo, or even tintype, c.1850-70, Napoleon III era. I found this in France about 20 years ago, and love the delicate nature of it, the pristine condition and the smooth weight of it in hand. Time to downsize my collections. Full measurements noted on the photos, but is 3 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 1/2". 

Very good to excellent condition throughout. Double aperture etui, case for photos or perhaps portrait miniature, and on one side, perfectly kept, is the elaborate monogram in silk embroidery on silk, a crown worked into the monogram. In France, one cannot incorporate a crown into anything unless made for a Royal, crowned Noble. Heavy as only ivory is, super-smooth in the hand. A pushbutton closure and fine hinge both working perfectly. Note how smoothly it closes - there is not a bit of warm no hairlines or cracks of age/shrinkage, and no chips - perfectly kept. The natural coloration of the material shows o the underside - it is not a flaw but part of the natural material. Note restrictions apply.

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world. 

Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.