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Scissors case

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A shagreen scissors case with hinged top, interior compartmented, containing a pair of scissors, one small spoon, pair of tweezers with file on one end, short orange wood stick, double bladed ivory letter opener (?).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

English, 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

9.5 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm (3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1354

Medium or Technique

Leather, steel, ivory, and wood

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making