Walrus ivory, silk, velvet
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 9.5 x 3.8 cm )
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.
Gift of Miss Eugenia Seal, Sept. 26, 1946
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