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Needle case

Object Number: 
INV.9806ab
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Amber, brass, mother of pearl, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 8.9 x 1.9 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of top, on brass: "Sou / venir"
Description: 
Amber needlecase in the form of an elongated crest, in two parts, the top slides over the collar of the case to close, on one side of the top is an oval mother of pearl medallion with an inscribed piece of brass at the center, on one side of the case is a rectangular piece of brass (narrower at the bottom) with an outdoor scene, both decorations are covered with glass.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group