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Antique Ivory Thimble / Pin Poppet * C1800

Antique Ivory Thimble / Pin Poppet * C1800
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Home » Store » Sewing Sets & Etuis » SS770 » Antique Papier Mache Cased Sterling Silver Sewing Set * C1850

The sterling silver tools in this early English set are just lovely and very high quality. None are marked (silver tools of this age never are) but they test sterling silver. The sterling tweezers, bodkin, stiletto and propelling pencil are hand engraved. The slim steel scissors have flipped scrolls below the bows and measure 3 1/2" long. The blades are tight with intact points and they cut well. The sterling thimble and matching finger guard have hand chased and bright cut engraved bands and are in great condition with no holes, dents or repairs. The finger guard is about an American size 8 and the thimble is a size 9. The sterling pencil turns to twist out the lead. It works perfectly and uses a 0.7 mm lead. The little seal/ finial on top unscrews and holds extra leads below. All of the silver is in excellent condition with no dents, repairs or damage.

The box also contains a mother of pearl and cow bone tape measure and emery cushion as well as a hand cut cobalt blue glass perfume bottle with a silver top. All of these are in excellent condition and the bottle has no chips or damage. The tape has the original silk ribbon tape (begins at 2").

The box is gorgeous. It's is papier mâché over wood and is hand painted with a floral bouquet and scrolling gold borders. The fitted interior is lined with the original silk velvet and all of the tools fit their spaces perfectly. I'm sure they're all original. The tool tray lifts out and there are two mother of pearl winders in the compartment below. The box is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and the painting has very little rubbing.. It has strong hinges and the interior edges are lined with an ivory colored material. It measures 6" by 3 7/8". The postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US.