Sewing case

Object Number: 
Z.1543.1a-d
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Walrus ivory, silk, wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on spool, both ends: "KEYSTONE MILLS / SEWING SILKS S77H(illeg.)"
Description: 
Carved walrus ivory vertical standing sewing case; a round brown velvet pincushion is set in the finial at the top, the middle is a spoke which holds a spool of thread, the base unscrews from a metal nut, allowing the spool to be removed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Eugenia Seal, Sept. 26, 1946
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group