Needle Case

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-50588

Description

Finial-like needle case, with a bulbous top carved with a leaf and star pattern on a pierced and ribbed body. It has a scalloped foot and each section is threaded to screw into each other.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needle cases
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
palm fiber
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
stars
Vegetable Ivory
Carved
Evening Star
Leaf
CASE, NEEDLE

Pattern

Evening Star

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe

Dimensions

3 x 1.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.14