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Scissors case

Sheath shape. Two bands of oblique ribbing. Engraved B G to H D (Benjamin Goldthwait to Hannah Dawes). Mark: S P, in oval.

Inscription

Engraved on side in monogram, "BG to HD" (American style).

Marks

Maker's mark SP in an oval (Jackson, 1989ed, p353-4) just below the edge.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. E. P. Holland, in the name of Hannah, daughter of William Dawes

English (Birmingham), 1784–about 1810

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Accession Number

13.570

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver