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Visiting Card Case - Tortoiseshell

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1928F24
Collection:Social History
Date:1825 c - 1875 c

Maker Information

Maker:F Stringer - View biography for F Stringer


This ladies' visiting card case was made by F Stringer, one of the leading manufacturers of tortoiseshell products in Birmingham in the late nineteenth century. Birmingham was a thriving centre of production of luxury items such as tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and silver, and all of these elements are combined in this exquisite card case.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:10.2 cm
Width:7.6 cm