H88.89.10

1880-1900
Gift of Roselee Higdon
H88.89.10

"Alphabets, Bobbins and Cross-stitch: Samplers and Needlework Tools from the Collection of the Oakland Museum," History Special Gallery, 9/18/93 - 4/3/94.

thimble in case. Description: a: vegetable ivory (taqua nut) case cap, shaped like an acorn cap, with carved swirl design; b: vegetable ivory case bottom, shaped like an acorn with design around the center; c: vegetable ivory thimble, rounded tip, leaf pattern. Dimensions: a: 3/4" x 1 1/8"; b: 1-1/4" x 7/8"; c: 5/8" x 3/4" Condition: a-c: good. History: Needle hole on side. Cptn. Clyde Ault and Mrs. Elizabeth Ault. References/Remarks: Vegetable ivory is also known as "Corgza nut. Needlework tools by Eleanor Johnson, see picture on page 12.
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