This is an rare book form antique Chinese silver filigree calling card case. The front is decorated with what looks like a dragon’s head, and the back with leaves. The sides simulate a book. The lid is activated by a button. It measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and weighs 1.542 ozt. They had no children and Mrs. McCray was a collector of American furniture, fans, calling card cases, and Chinese export items. Most of her collecting was done from the 1930s through the 1950s. The fans and card cases were left to her niece and they have been in storage since then. The range is wonderful with European, American, and Chinese examples with no two alike. There are approximately 55 fans and 85 card cases, so it will take some time to sell them all. I will be listing then over the next few months, so please bookmark me. The item “Rare Antique Chinese Book Form Silver Filigree Calling Card Case” is in sale since Thursday, May 26, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Card Cases”. The seller is “gjg64″ and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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