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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:British; English
Title:Scissors case; Chatelaine
Date Made:1670
Type:Adornment; Textile Working Tool
Materials:Silver; molded and engraved with red pigment
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England
Measurements:Overall: 4 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 3/8 in; 11.1 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1986.33.123
Credit Line:Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
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Description:
Silver scissors case with hinged lid and red enameled decoration. On interior flange are the engraved initials "EL." This case would have been part of a woman's equipage or chatelaine and hung from the waist with a needle case and other necessary objects.

Label Text:
This case, monogrammed “EL,” was part of a lady’s equipage or “chatelaine,” consisting of cases for a pair of scissors, needles, and other everyday necessaries that were meant to be hung from the waist.

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