Scissors case; Chatelaine
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Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England
Scissors case; Chatelaine, 1670
Silver; molded and engraved with red pigment
Overall: 4 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 3/8 in; 11.1 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm
Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
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.