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Sewing set

Object Number: 
Metal, mother of pearl, metal
overall (longest): 4 3/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 11.1 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm ) overall (widest): 3 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 9.8 x 0.6 cm )
Mark: stamped at hinge of scissors: "J D / SHEFFIELD"
Set of five personal accessory tools including pair of metal scissors, a button hook, a crochet hook, an awl, and a pocket knife; the two hooks, and awl have mother of pearl handles, the pocket knife is encased in mother of pearl.
Gallery Label: 
This sewing set was given to Emily Braem Warren by her godmother, Mrs. Henri Braem (nee Emily Bridge).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emily B. Warren, 1959
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group