Mermaid Needle Case

Size: 7 x 13 1/2 inches framed

Origin: Pennsylvania

Condition: Age appropriate wear

Maker: Probably made by a sailor for his beloved.

Provenance:

Date: early 19th century

Price: Price upon request

Description: The finest embroidery with detailed hearts, flowers, anchor and the fairest mermaid of them all. Exhibited Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, 1986 Literature: Lee Ellen Griffith The Tale of the Mermaid: An Essay on the Folklore and Mythology of the Mermaid, Accompanied by Illustrations of Objects from the Exhibition, pg. 14.

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