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Friday, May 01, 2015

What Is It?

Can you identify these objects from around Rosenbach collection? Post your thoughts and the answers will be revealed next week.

Item #1:

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia


Here's a side view of this piece of Victorian silver.


The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
And here's a top view


Item #2:

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
This item lives on the mantelpiece in the Marianne Moore room.

Item #3:

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
This also belonged to Miss Moore.

Item #4

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
This piece of 18th-century silver is on display in the dining room, so you may have seen it on a tour. The hole in the top is a big clue to its function.

Happy puzzling!



Kathy Haas is the Associate Curator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library and the primary poster at the Rosen-blog

1 comment:

lxv said...

item#3 appears to be a small darning eggs most likely for use in mending the fingers of gloves. I have a couple like this; one in wood and one in bone.