An Etui by Unknown Artist

A small flat case used as a handbag.

Details

Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
18 x 1 x 2 cm
Acquired in:
1979
Presented by:
Professor Bernard Ashmole through The Art Fund

Ivory with engraved pinchbeck hinge and catch. Contains 12 objects, including a gold thimble, propelling pencil, four pairs of scissors, pair of tweezers, miniature knife, crochet hook, and nail-file.

Provenance

Professor Bernard Ashmole

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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