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Needle case

Object Number: 
Z.1549.17ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 1 x 7.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular ivory needle case hinged along one side, with a metal clasp fastener at the center of the front, the bottom of the inside is lined with white velvet; the case contains a metal bodkin with a circular opening at the top, a vertical opening beneath that, and circle and floral decorations on both sides, the point is dull and rounded.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group