RARE 18th CENTURY Thomas Carpenter SOLID SILVER VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH 1789. RARE VICTORIAN STUNNING CHINESE EXPORT SANDAL WOOD CARVED ELEPHANT & ANIMALS SCENE CARD CASE. This is a Rare Stunning Victorian Exquisite Chinese Export Sandal Wood Carved Elephant and Animals Scene Card Case, this i believe was carved c1870 making it around 151 years old this is a Stunning Chinese Export Sandal Wood Card Case with a nice Dark Shade to the Sandal Wood, it has a Beautiful Rectangle Shape around the Outside.
On the front and the back it has the most highly Detailed Carved Scene of an Elephant waring a Blanket on its back with other Animals all around, and all this in a Floral Setting, the Carving to this Case is the highly detailed and amazing and the carving goes around the edges of the Case, the Elephant and what looks like a Wolf and Birds seem to be interacting with each other and the Quality of the Carving in Superb, i have never seen any of these Chinese Sandal Wood Card Cases with an Elephant before, the Lid has a nice tight fit and the inner neck of the Case is in good condition, the condition of this Case is very good, this would have been owned by someone Wealthy in the Victorian Period when times were very different to today. Is a small card used for social purposes.Before the 18th century, visitors making social calls left handwritten notes at the home of friends who were not at home. By the 1760s, the upper classes in France and Italy were leaving printed visiting cards decorated with images on one side and a blank space for hand-writing a note on the other. The style quickly spread across Europe and to the United States. As printing technology improved, elaborate colour designs became increasingly popular.
However, by the late 1800s, simpler styles became more common. By the 19th century, men and women needed personalized calling or visiting cards to maintain their social status or to move up in society. These small cards, about the size of a modern-day business card, usually featured the name of the owner, and sometimes an address. Calling cards were left at homes, sent to individuals, or exchanged in person for various social purposes.
Knowing and following calling card rules signaled ones status and intentions. In lovely condition with no splits or cracks and just little Patina and this would add something special to any collection. We welcome customers from the UK and across the globe. We hope to do business together soon. Thank-you for reading and have a very good day.To keep up to date on our new listings. View Our Other Items For Sale. To browse our currently available items. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "RARE VICTORIAN STUNNING CHINESE EXPORT SANDAL WOOD CARVED ELEPHANT CARD CASE" is in sale since Monday, August 9, 2021.
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