Pin Ball and Pearl PIn

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-259079

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

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
silk (textile)
tin alloy
pearl (animal material)
weaving
molding (forming)
Sewing
Pincushion

Inscription

"Very old fashio/ed pin ball/ to hang at/ waist belonged/ to one of Whipple/ aunts." (note attached to pin ball)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

2 x 2 (HxW), 2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Helen R. Haddad; Mr. William G. Rogerson, Esq.; Mr. Henry P. Rogerson; Mr. Edwards Rogerson

Accession Number

2001.197

Places

Rhode Island (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)