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Sewing case with accessories

Object Number: 
INV.13837a-g
Date: 
1800-1825
Medium: 
Tortoise shell, metal, ivory
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in.
Marks: 
engraved: on top of case: "JR" handwritten: on outer leaf of note pad: "CP Spent the day"
Description: 
Tortoise shell sewing case with a hinge on one side of the top and a metal clasp fastener at the opposite side, with metal inlay on both sides and on the top; both sides have the same design, the top has a garland swaggered over an oval with a sunburst design, the bottom part of the case has a garland draped over two scrolls and urns on either side of the scrolls; the case contains two flat metal awls, a needle threader, a (broken) pair of scissors, a two leaf ivory note pad with a metal hinge on one end, and the lid to the case's needle compartment, all objects are long and slender and fit into compartments shaped to store each item specifically; one object if missing from the case.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group