With stunning detail and craftsmanship, the beautiful old French calling card case presents in near-pristine condition for age and type. The shell is in pristine condition here, in spite of it being c. 1840-70 in age. The outer veneer is of a delightful chocolate shell, mottling of cognac here and there. Inlaid with silver monogrammed cartouche, some silver stringing - isn't it just gorgeous! Not quite large enough to hold a credit card or today's business cards, but fold a couple of $100 bills in for an evening out and enjoy using this one. These are beautiful for display, but also are a joy to use and draw every eye. The cognac/chocolate coloration of this one is particularly beautiful.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Not a single flaw to note on this fine old case. Hinge and clasp working perfectly, no looseness. Full value, sure to increase over time. A real beauty, this!
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. We do hold a valid USFWS license, as well, for import/export, but additional time is required for export, and we are not exporting at this time.
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