Scissors and case
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Shears were used for cutting through fabric, in preparation for sewing. These shears, and their accompanying sheath, are gilded and inlaid with mother of pearl; decorated with stars and human figures. They may have formed part of a bride’s trousseau, or collection of household goods gathered in preparation for marriage.
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Height: 9.2 cm
Small shears inlaid with mother of pearl and incised with a star shaped design with matching case.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Wheeler, Jo Renaissance secrets, recipes and formulas . London: V&A, 2009, pp 58-9
Household objects; Metalwork