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What is this?

Filigree miniature comprising sewing machine form on rectangular table top with decoration in three panels, on scrolled supports. The working parts consist of a treadle, crank, slotted arm, and needle.

This is a miniature from Italy. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1938. Gift of Anonymous Donor in memory of Albert and Rebecca Elsberg. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.1 x 4.2 x 8cm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 3 1/8in.)

Anonymous was the donor and Carl C. Dauterman was the cataloguer of this object.

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