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calling card case
  • China
  • calling card case, 1840s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silver
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.6 x 6.3 x 1.1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Elizabeth Scott Harrison
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0084.a,b

Silver filigree calling case with center motif of dragon or water serpent in top and bottom parts, identical design in both sides, dragon as a fine line with wavy patterns surrounding it, background as a woven pattern. Floral design around borders. Inside a calling card and a card that with inscription.