Needle case

Object Number: 
Z.1684ab
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Mother of pearl, brass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Mother of pearl needle case in the form of a closed parasol, with brass tip and a half-circle brass hook at the handle. The case screws together at the brass ring. Decorated with painted flowers. Missing part of the original parasol handle.
Gallery Label: 

Related to other needle cases of the same shape and decoration know to have been sold at shops at the Palais Royal, Paris France.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group