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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.
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...
This is a gorgeous six-sided sewing box with red velvet lining. Beautifully decorated with inlaid mother-of-pearl and abalone shell and sitting on six MOP feet. Measures about 4 inches at its widest point and about 1 7/8 inches tall. Excellent condition.
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!
This is a wonderful little Victorian antique sewing item. It is from the late 19th Century (1850-1890). The Pincushion is turned, hand carved and pierced. The cobalt blue velvet pincushion is hand sewn onto the vegetable ivory base...
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...
Rob Roy was a romantic comic opera first performed in the Herald Square Theatre, New York, on October 20th, 1894. This sterling silver pin wheel would have been a commemorative giveaway at the 150th Performance. This has to be a rather scarce item as not many were produced.
The front of the piece says: WHITNEY OPERA COMPANY 150TH PERFORMANCE of ROB ROY HERALD SQUARE THEATRE
Marked on the back with the Gorham logo, T.KIRKPATRICK ~ N.Y...
Sterling Silver Thread Case decorated with applied fleur de lis
Markings: Sterling on the base; mono on lid
Measures: 1 1/4" high x 1" diameter
Condition: Great Estate 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
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)
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
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
An American sterling silver repousse thread winder in excellent condition.
Measures 2" x 1 1/8"
Marked STERLING-B, 2
Rosewood Sewing, Writing And Jewelry Box - Nicely Fitted Interior With The Exterior Beautifully Inlaid With Silver And Mother Of Pearl. Circa 1850-1860. Size: 11" L x 6" W x 3.375" H