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Scissors and case

Scissors and case

  • Place of origin:

    Italy

  • Date:

    1500-1600

  • Museum number:

    5604-1859

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Italy

Date

1500-1600

Dimensions

Height: 9.2 cm

Descriptive line

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

Categories

Household objects; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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