An unusual Victorian sewing compendium modelled as a ship's lantern. The top rotates to change the colour of the enamel from red to green as the title change from Port to Starboard; although the colours are bright they don't show up very well on the photographs. The base is hinged and opens to reveal a thimble holder and holder for pins.
Modelled by Jenner & Kewstub, 33 St James's and later 66 Jermyn Street, makers of jewllery boxes, travel boxes and dressing cases, they exhibited at the International Exhibition of 1862 and at the International Exposition of 1878 in Paris and had royal warrants to Queen Victoria and the Russian royal family.
It measures 1.9" (5cm) to top of lantern.

£2,400