Sewing box

LL 2306

About this object

This clam shaped sewing box is made from ivory and has a blue jasper plaque on the lid which has been decorated with white jasper sprigging. The decoration depicts dancing boys and the plaque is edged in gold.
The box contains a sewing kit of thimble, a pair of scissors, a needle case and a bodkin. Each item sits within a neatly carved space in the ivory.
Sewing was considered a necessary accomplishment for a young lady. Having a small sewing kit like this, which could be used when travelling, was very useful.
  • Date
    1790 about
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Gold; Ivory
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9003
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 110 mm x 58 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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