Mid-19th century dance card in silver and ivory
Era: Mid-19th century.
Materials: silver, ivory.
Dim: H:10,5 cm L:7 cm P: 0,7 cm
An ivory and silver dance card in the shape of a cornucopia. The main side has a fine openwork decoration, chiselled with foliage, scrolls and stylised flowers. A cartouche in the centre is engraved with the letters A.L. The dance card opens in a fan shape and has four ivory leaves. A pencil included in the fold allowed the dancer to remember of the order of of the dances on the program of the evening and the names of their partners. A small crack on an ivory leaf.