Women's Shoe Horn Set; Stewart Dawson & Co (NZ) Ltd; Early 20th Century/20th Cen...


Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato


Women's Shoe Horn Set

About this object

Women's Shoe Horn set. Includes a shoe horn and two boot button hooks, in a velvet lined case.
.1 Shoe horn; ornate silver handle, steel tongue "A & L Ld." Handle design; lattice surrounded by curved design and stylized leaves. Centre of handle has a ball with stylized leaves.
.2 Button hook (large size); ornate silver handle, steel hook "A & L Ld." Has the same handle design as the shoe horn.
.3 Buttonhook (small size) same design in miniture.
.4 Case - black imitation leather covering with brass clasp, blue velvet lining and padded blue satin with gold lettering "Stewart Dawson Ltd Auckland Wellington Dunedin Christchurch".


Stewart Dawson & Co (NZ) Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made

Early 20th Century/20th Century

Place Made

Auckland/North Island/New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Silver and steel shoe horn and button hooks.
Case with velvet and padded silk.

Inscription and Marks

"Stewart Dawson & Co (NZ) Ltd, Auckland Wellington Dunedin Christchurch" - on case.


.1 shoe horn, length 174mm, 33mm width of horn, 10mm depth of handle
.2 large button hook, length 170mm, 17mm width of handle, 10mm handle depth
.3 small button hook, length 77mm, 8mm handle width, 6mm depth handle
.4 Case 208 x 75 x 30mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Personal Artifacts

Subject and Association Description

Personal Artifacts


Waikato Historical Society Collection

Credit Line

Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga o Waikato,
Hamilton, New Zealand.

Object Type

Personal Artifacts

Object number


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