Sewing case

Object Number: 
Z.1543.2ab
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Walrus ivory, silk, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 9.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Carved walrus ivory cylindrical sewing case which stands vertically, there is a round blue velvet pincushion set in the finial at the top, attached to this piece is a small rod which is turned by the finial to either release or wind silk measuring tape which comes out through a vertical slot at the bottom, the pedastle unscrews to allow adjustment of the tape.
Gallery Label: 
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