Delicate 18th century violin-shaped dance card, made of Dresden china ivory (in museum collection at Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris) ~ photo by fredpanassac, via Flickr [1st of two pins] A dance card or programme du bal is used by a woman to record the names of the gentlemen with whom she intends to dance each successive dance at a formal ball.
A RUSSIAN JEWELED GOLD-MOUNTED AND IVORY CIGARETTE CASE STRUCK WITH THE STANDARD RUSSIAN MARK FOR 14 CARAT GOLD. Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover and base overlaid with ivory cagework intricately pierced and chased with scrolls and sea-serpents, the cover set with the raised gold cypher for Nicolas II (1868-1918), Tsar of Russia 1894-1917, polished gold sides with sapphire cabochon push-piece.
Delicate 18th century violin-shaped dance card, made of Dresden china & ivory. A gold pencil was hidden in the body of the violin. (in museum collection at Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris Cognacq-Jay) [2nd of two pins]