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Needle case

Needle case

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1868 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Frederick G. Richardson

  • Museum number:

    T.267-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular needle case of gilt metal fitted with four flat containers for needles. Each container is pushed up for use by moving a sliding knob from side to side at the base of the case. There is a raised shield with a fleur-de-lis on either side of the case, which is decorated with incised scroll work decoration an a series of inscriptions.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1868 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt metal

Marks and inscriptions

'PATENT No.3517, 1868'
On the lid

'QUADRUPLE GOLDEN CASKET: PATENTED: G & J MORTON: CUTLERS: CHEAPSIDE'
On each side

Dimensions

Length: 2.75 in, Width: 1.25 in, Depth: 0.5 in, Length: 7 cm, Width: 3.1 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Metal needle case, England, 1868.

Categories

Metalwork; Needlework accessories

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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