Art Nouveau Sterling and Bone Sewing Tool c.1880
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Sewing: Pre 1900: item # 1197397
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223 Egremont Plain Road PMB Box 148
North Egremont, MA 01230-2284
917 881 4973
Measurements: 4 5/8" x 7/8" at its widest - 3/4 oz. total weight
Marked as "sterling," although the mark is very worn. See photo #2.
I believe that this antique tool might have been used for threading ribbons, but i will assume that someone who really knows vintage sewing tools will correct me if I am wrong, Maybe for rug hooking?
VERY Art Nouveau design showing a three dimensional female head with long, flowing hair twined around flowers
The base of the tool is made of carved bone.
No repairs or damages.
Photographed unpolished as are all of my vintage items.