Description This étui is for a bodkin (a sharp tool for making holes in cloth) or a needle. The inscription in enamel reads “friendship unites us.” Although the words are written in French, the language of the upper classes in Europe at this time, the case is German.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Transcription] L'Amitié nous unis; [Translation] Friendship unites us
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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