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Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse
Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse

Large Opulent Antique French 19th Century Tortoise Shell Calling Card Case, Purse

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My own collections being disbursed, this is a near-pristine calling card case I've had for decades. I've used it with my own business cards, a credit card and a car key tucked inside back when I worked for Paramount, Inc., to after hours events and dinners - a hand held clutch or evening purse of sorts. It is a spectacular example of the cognac to chocolate mottled antique tortoise shell which has always been my favorite, blond shell aside, and it is without bites, chips, cracks or losses.  The inner lip is ivory. The lining is the old original emerald green moire silk with paper baffled and separated sections. Opening it fans out the contents. One might wish to use it on desktop as a holder for your business cards. Full measurements noted on the photos, it's larger than most antique card cases, and will easily store your modern business cards, credit cards. 

Very good to excellent condition throughout. For age, I don't think I have a finer case. Not a single bug bite, no chips nor cracks, no hairlines. No missing rim trim and the interior is just excellent. Each accordion-pleated section tipped with a gold edge, too. Clasp and hinges working perfectly well. My best one! 

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.