Antique Tartanware Rare Needle Case - no. 1
Antique Tartanware Rare Needle Case - no. 1
Antique Tartanware Rare Needle Case - no. 1

Antique Tartanware Rare Needle Case - no. 1

  • imported from Scotland
  • circa 1860's
  • marked "Caledonia" tartan
  • extremely rare
  • 2 1/4 inches tall, 1 1/4 inches wide, and 3/4 inch deep
  • in excellent condition
  • top has hand-painted scene of the ruins of Critchon Castle

Critchon Castle is a large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework in an Italian style added, following a visit to Italy, by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591. This has a facade of faceted stonework in an Italian Renaissance style.