Needle case

Object Number: 
INV.9807ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Ivory, brass, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 x 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
etched: center of top: "Don /J'a / (milie)"
Description: 
Ivory needle case in the form of an elongated crest, in two parts, the top slides over the collar of the case to close, on one side of the top is an oval mother of pearl medallion with an inscribed piece of brass at the center, on bottom of case and oval shaped mother of pearl medallion contains a small pansy motif, both decorations are covered with glass. Missing bottom most brass band.
Gallery Label: 

Pansy motif ties this to to other needle work tools sold at the Palais Royal in Paris, France.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group