Historical information

Calling Card Cases were used by the aristocracy in 18th Century Europe as it was requirement in genteel society to leave a calling card when visiting a household.

According to the Hallmarks on the case it was made in 1904 by the Williams Birmingham Ltd. in Birmingham, England.


The social history objects held in the Burke Museum's collection help to tell the stories of Beechworth's past by showing the social, cultural, and economic aspects of the town's history.

Physical description

A small rectangular silver calling card case that has an ornate pattern etched into its front.

Inscriptions & markings

WB LD/ Anchor symbol/ Lion symbol/ e (Hallmark)