The rules of etiquette in the
late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
dictated leaving a calling card when one called
at the home of a friend or acquaintance and
not to do it was considered ill mannered. Hence,
both ladies and gentlemen carried calling cards
and the card cases in Moscow and Saint Petersburg
were most often Fabergé. This one is
done in a pattern of arabesques that
underlay the enamel guilloché with the
cyrillic monogram of Nicholas II both framed
and embellished with crystals. The case is
2 by 3.5 inches.
Our price: $150.00.