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Art needlework.

[Nuremberg] : J.W.S. & S., [ca. 1920?]
Physical Description:
1 set (patterns, thread, and thimble) ; in box 21 x 27 x 2 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .A78 1920 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Description based on Yale Center for British Art copy. The YCBA copy includes a thimble (nickel?), six twists of thread (gold, red, pale blue, pale green, purple, and pink), and six patterns, depicting a camel, wolf, elephant, bear, lion, and polar bear. The six patterns bear the publisher's initials "J.W.S. & S." Also present in the YCBA are cards of varying appearance, lacking the initials of J.W.S. & S. These cards, which may not have been issued with the set, include depictions of a donkey, cat, goose, flower pot (?), bird, and sheep.
Title from box top. The chromolithographed illustration on the box top depicts four children practicing needle skills. The youngest girl is working on a lacing card similar to those included in this set.
"Designed in England."--Box top.
The firm of J.W. Spear and Sons, active in Nuremberg, Germany, was a major manufacturer of toys in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Set of lacing cards for practice of basic needlework skills. The cards depict animals in simple outline, with dots indicating the points though which the thread should pass.
Subject Terms:
Educational games.
Embroidery -- Study and teaching.
Needlework -- Study and teaching.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Lacing cards.
Chromolithographs -- 1920.
J.W. Spear and Sons, publisher.

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