Measurements: 4 5/8" x 7/8" at its widest - 3/4 oz. total weight
Marked as "sterling," although the mark is very worn...
Antique strawberry pin cushion with velvet top and silk tassels. The strawberry is a soft orange wool with a brown figured velvet top. One side has lots of pins and a small area of wool loss exposing a layer of natural color early homespun. The strawberry is 5" top to bottom and is 3 1/4" in diameter at the widest point. This is an impressive, large and early pin cushion circa 1860-70
This mauchline pin holder is decorated with a grouping of green and brown ferns on each side, with a faded blue velvet rim (where the pins would have been stuck). It is in excellent condition with some usual wear on the underside. Made in Scotland circa 1880 the heart measures about 2-3/4 inches in height, 1-1/2 inches in width, and 1/2-inch in depth.
Description: Rare - Figural Fish Bodkin
Measurements: 2 5/8" in length and measures 1/2" in width
Signed: Makers mark for Simons Bro. & Co., Philadelphia, Pa, STERLING, pat. Jul 11, '05
For the love of Dogs! This Victorian collectible certainly looks like man's best friend. It has a glow that makes me think it's pewter rather than spelter. The old red velvet cushion seems to be original, and has been restitched with some of the original sawdust leaked out. I actually have the sawdust and will refill and stitch if you prefer. Such a fine addition to your dog or sewing implement collection! Thank you for visiting!
Two sewing items made by the Shakers. The first one is a pin wheel. It is two pieces of thin cardboard placed together and covered with silk fabric and pins are stuck in all around the edge, hence pin wheel. They were sewing notions sold to be given as gifts. This one is 2 1/2" in diameter and only has one pin in it. It is very graphic and in good condition. $35.
The second item is a shell pin cushion with hand painted flowers around the edge of both sides...
A napkin ring covered in the MacDuff tartan, made in Scotland circa 1860. The ring is in excellent condition with all the paper intact. There is one tiny nick in the wood rim. The ring measures two inches in diameter and one inch in height.
A rare design for 19thc Scottish mauchline that suggests a totemic shield this large pin disk measures about 2-3/4 inches in diameter and almost 3/4 inches in depth. The motif is hand painted with gilded accents including a wide inner border. The dark blue fabric is in excellent condition and the hanging loop is string rather than silk, also in excellent condition. The underside was stained black originally and has faded and been rubbed to a lighter shade.
This late Georgian reel holder is veneered in mahogany and has a single full depth drawer.It stands on four ball feet and is 233mm high to the top of the reel posts. The width is 147mm and the depth is 186mm. It has retained its original patina. The reels are supported on thick copper wire. There are several names written in pencil on the sides and bottom of the drawer-perhaps previous owners. C 1780.
Early sewing chatelaine with a needle and a strawberry emery. The needle case has a leather soft cover with white wool inside and the emery is red with yellow strawberry stitches for seeds. The chain is made up of round brass rings with ribbon threaded through to hold the chain together. The chatelaine is 22" long. The leather cover shows wear. The emery is in good condition with a green yarn top. Please look at all the pictures.
STERLING SILVER TATTING SHUTTLE, c. 1900, made by Webster Company of North Attleboro, Ma. Design of holly leaves and a bow on the front and a cartouche that has never been monogrammed.
Measures 3" long x 5/8" wide - pick is straight and fine
Marked STERLING with the Webster logo on the front
Marked sterling silver thimble with a band of blue guilloché enamel, gilt interior, circa 1910, marked Waite-Thresher, Providence, Rhode Island, size 10. Height approximately 7/8 inches, diameter approximately 11/16 inches. Excellent estate condition.
Antique sewing clamp with original paint decoration and a very nice brown velvet pin cushion top. It retains a lot of the original paint and has strong pleasing colors. The velvet pincushions shows use but no breaks or leaks. The threads on the clamp work fine and it clamps nicely to a table top or the edge of a shelf for display. It has an extra hole on the bottom and I don't know what it is for. It is threaded so maybe it had a stand at one time...
SIMONS BROS. of Philadelphia ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER EMBROIDERY SCISSORS with ornate repousse handles decorated the same on both sides
Both handles are marked with the Simons Bros. & Co shield logo, STERLING, 744T
Total length of scissors is 4" - Scissor blades are straight ended with sharp tips and points. One of the blades is marked GERMANY, the other has the Simons logo on it
I consider these to be in very good to excellent condition
A very unique antique STERLING SILVER COMBINATION SEWING ITEM: Needle case, punch, glove darner. The darning end slips off to reveal a needle case.
Measures 3" in length
Marked STERLING on the glove darner portion
Excellent Condition - not dings or dents - punch is nice and sharp
Wonderful Shaker Sewing Box
HEIGHT is 7 inches
WIDTH is 6.5 inches
DEPTH is 5 inches
UNGER BROS (Brothers) ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER HEM GAUGE with a woman's head and water lilies at the top in relief.
Measurements: 4 1/2" long x 1" in width at the top
Marked on the back with the Unger Bros logo surrounded by STERLING 925 FINE
GREAT CONDITION (could use a visit with the polish cloth - many people prefer the original patina)
A nice large 19th C. Woodland Indian pincushion with scalloped edges and find beading.It is 5 1/2" in diameter and has red trim on the edges. The body of the pincushion is brown velvet and the bottom is blue polished cotton. The condition is very good with just some wear along the edges...please see all the pictures. The colors are rich and I don't think it was ever used as a pincushion.