Gorgeous Art Nouveau lady on the front of the tape measure and Art Nouveau flowers with undulating designs grace the back. She is in excellent condition with no dings or dents to her nose, checks, or chin. The tape is in fine working order.
Measurements: 1 1/2" in diameter
Markings: Unger logo STERLING 925 FINE
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 superb, unusual vintage Georgian whiskey or ale cask figural string holder c1800s-30s. String was a valuable and useful item in the Georgian home, and this holder could also have held embroidery thread for sewing. Made of beautifully figured rosewood with a great patina and trimmed with gilt brass bands held with hand made nails, this string dispenser has a detailed brass spigot through which the string emerges...
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
Early 2" square theorem pin cushion Circa 1830-40. The background is gold with green and rose red. The tips of the corners ave tiny gold foil covering The bottom is a cardboard frame and the pincushion sits up about 1" tall. It is in nice condition with no holes.
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
A big handmade 19th C. strawberry emery for sharpening needles. It is almost 2 1/2" long. It has one area of slight discoloration, see photo. The green cap is sewn on with the tiniest of stitches. There is wear to the green fabric but it is not worn through. It is a very nice big strawberry emery.
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...
Antique velvet baby carrot pincushion that once has some theorem dots but they are barely visible. On one side it is faded and has a little bit of leaking the other side is a rich orange. The top of the carrot has a black bow tied at the top. It is 4" long. Circa 1880
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.
A needle case in the Albert tartan made in Scotland circa 1850. The 3-1/4 inch long case is in perfect condition, and the Albert tartan is not found as often as Stuart or Prince Charlie. Please note: there are no stray white marks on this piece, only camera flashes.
Measurements: Total: 4 1/2" x 1" - Sterling top only: 1 1/2" x 1"
Total weight: 1/2 oz.
A lovely Edwardian/Victorian sewing accessory used to measure hems, cuffs or ???. The clip located on the ruler has a tight, functional closure. And the ruler has very legible markings. The metal of the ruler segment is silver plate over base metal.
The decorative top of the measure is of sterling and clearly marked as such...
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.
Eclectic ensemble of five poplar wood print blocks for cloth from Xinjiang Province. As the majority of people of Xinjiang are Muslim Uighur, Turkic speakers- the patterns reflect a Central Asian identity rather than Han. These would have been used by hand as evidenced by the well worn polished grips on the sides of some of the pieces...
A lovely presentation pin keep star in multi colors of velvet fabric. Some of the velvets are worn but no rips or tears. There are pins along most of the edges and colorful head pins at the points of the stars. The frame work has to be cardboard but it is very rigid and a substantial free standing work of art. The result is stunning. The star is 6" in diameter, (think cantaloupe size). Circa 1870 Nice piece of folk art.
Victorian Sterling Silver Handled Scissors, the rectangular finger holes decorated with floral scrolling engraving, the blades stamped “Germany”, the handles stamped “Sterling” American, Circa 1870.
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 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...