Needle case:
A Present from the Crystal Palace

May Thy Life be full of Joy

Reference Number:-
se310
 

needle case, with woven silk on the fold over flap, with words "May Thy Life be full of Joy", and view of the Crystal Palace

same needle case, but with blue velvet cover:-
needle case, with woven silk on the fold over flap, with words "May Thy Life be full of Joy", and view of the Crystal Palace  
 

Words:
[woven image of a pin]
MAY THY
LIFE BE FULL
OF JOY.
 
6, 7, 5/9
 
THOMAS STEVENS,
COVENTRY
WARRANTED BY MORRIS & YEOMANS
A PRESENT FROM THE CRYSTAL
PALACE
[view of the Crystal Palace]
Size:

Composed of three panels
each measuring cm by cm.

Comments:
The case is made of a coloured velvet, brown and blue in the examples above, and as can be seen, " THOMAS STEVENS, COVENTRY " is printed on the paper packet containing the actual needles.
The view of the Crystal Palace is also identical to the image on Stevens' bookmark [sb2660 - Woven in the Machinery Department, Crystal Palace / The late Sir Joseph Paxton]

The numbers printed on the front of the needle packet is the English sizes of needle.

 

image of front of needle case, once folded over, showing silk rope used to hold it closed, and front decoration:-

front view of needle case showing silk rope used to hold it closed
front view of needle case showing decoration
 
 


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