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Large imitation shagreen case, possibly for a lorgnette; "frog mouth case" with opening at narrow end; pink velvet lining; small cut steel swan motif on front

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb

American or European, last quarter of the 19th century

Object Place

United States or Europe

Dimensions

20 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm (7 7/8 x 2 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.1071

Medium or Technique

Imitation shagreen (shark skin), steel cutwork, paste diamonds, and silk velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes