Manicure set; [?]; c1920-1930?; CT.4038f


Manicure set

About this object

Manicure set; a gorgeous manicure set enclosed in a diamond shaped, imitation tortoiseshell box. The set includes a nail buffer, small cosmetics jar, a nail file, cuticle knife and cuticle pusher, as well as a sixth unidentified tool. The box is lined with satin and velvet and a mirror is fixed inside the lid.



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Date Made


Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, paper.
processed material, textile, satin.
processed material, textile, velvet.
processed material, metal.
processed material, synthetic, plastic.
processed material, glass.


Box: h 36mm x l 260mm x w 230mm
Buffer: h 15mm x l 122mm x w 23mm
Cosmetics jar: h 10mm x di 35mm
Nail file: l 130mm
Cuticle knife: l 102mm
Cuticle pusher: l 114mm
Unidentified tool: l 113mm

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

personal effect

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