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Needle case with needle

Object Number: 
INV.9808ab
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Brass, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 
overall (case): 4 1/4 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm ) overall (needle): 3 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 8.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular brass needlecase with mother of pearl inlay and containing one mother of pearl needle; the two wider sides of the case have arabesque shaped inlay and molded design of acanthus leaves, the two narrower sides have a repeating pattern of alternating flowers and an acanthus leaf.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group