Swift: Expandable yarn tree w/stand
Whale bone, whale ivory, copper, wax, shell
folded: 18 x 2 3/4 in. ( 45.7 x 7 cm ) open: 18 x 22 in. ( 45.7 x 55.9 cm )
Single swift; beaded whale bone splats joined in the center with copper tacks; turned cup ornamented with red and blue sealing wax; turned whale ivory clamp with crescent thumbpiece.
The original base is not with the object. A wood block is currently being used for the base.
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.