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ÉTUI

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The cylindrical holder is made from light brown translucent tortoise shell. It is for a bodkin or needles. There are gilt metal bands chased with acanthus leaves and dots at the top, bottom and at the end of the joint. It is made in two pieces.

Category:
shellwork
Object name:
ÉTUI
Made from:
Shell -- gilt metal
Made in:
EUROPE
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
14.2 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.121.1-2
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973