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Pin Ball and Pearl PIn

Description

Orange silk and tin alloy pin ball and pearl studded sewing pin; two padded silk pin cushions cinched in the middle by a metal band with loop for chain. Metal sewing pin with pearl head; machine-woven fabric; molded metal grame

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Inscriptions
"Very old fashio/ed pin ball/ to hang at/ waist belonged/ to one of Whipple/ aunts." (note attached to pin ball)
Material
molding (forming)
pearl (animal material)
silk (textile)
tin alloy
weaving
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
molding (forming)
pearl (animal material)
Pincushion
pincushions
Sewing
silk (textile)
tin alloy
weaving
Dimensions
2 x 2 (HxW), 2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.197
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Helen R. Haddad; Mr. William G. Rogerson, Esq.; Mr. Henry P. Rogerson; Mr. Edwards Rogerson
GUSN
259079

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