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VICTORIAN ivory etui circa 1867.
Each piece is matching and the kit is perfectly complete… even the hinges
match the items as they are all dotted. Included inside are sterling silver
sewing necessities: scissors, needle case, thimble and punch. On the front is a
Coat of Arms and the words
Expedition of 1867 to Abysinnia". This particular etui was made for a family
member of Lieutenant General Sir Napier who led the expedition.
VICTORIAN ivory etui circa
1867. Each piece is matching and the kit is perfectly complete… even
the hinges match the items as they all have the dotted pattern. Included inside are
gilt sterling silver sewing necessities: scissors, needle case, thimble,
punch. On the front is a Coat of Arms and the words
"British Expedition of 1867 to Abysinnia". This particular etui was
made for a family member of Lieutenant General Sir Napier who led the
expedition. See a simpler version in Taunton’s "Antique Needlework
Tools" page 122. #V31876
VICTORIAN Robert Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala.
Born December 6, 1810, died January 14, 1890.
Expedition of 1867 to Abysinnia" #V31876
VICTORIAN sewing set in original moss green velvet box, includes
mother-of-pearl lidded 2-1/4" needle case; mother-of-pearl handled
3-1/2" glove hook, 3-3/4" flat nosed tweezers and 3-1/2" punch; silver
3-5/8" scissors; 4" tambour hook of steel with gilt tip and hook; 2-1/8"
bodkin with large eye; and 3/4" "solid nickel silver" #2 thimble, all in
fitted case 9-1/4" by 3-5/8". Circa 1890. See Thompson’s
"Sewing Tools & Trinkets" page 79.
VICTORIAN sewing set in original moss green velvet box, includes silver 1"
thimble; mother-of-pearl handled 3-3/4" glove hook; 3-1/2" punch; 3-7/8"
flat nosed tweezers; 2-1/2" silver bodkin; "Elfin" silver 3-1/8" scissors;
1-1/3" needle case all in fitted 5-1/2" by 5-1/2" case. Circa
1890. See Thompson’s "Sewing Tools & Trinkets" page 79.
VICTORIAN sewing set in red
velvet original box, includes mother-of-pearl handled 3-7/8" glove hook,
4" punch; two bodkins, each 2-1/2"; Sheffiled England 2-1/2" tiny
scissors and 1" sterling thimble hallmarked "G&S 15" and Chester 1896,
all in fitted 5-1/2" by 3-1/4" box. See Thompson’s "Sewing Tools &
Trinkets" page 79. View
sewing set in original and charming heart shaped box, purple lining,
includes mother-of-pearl handled pocket knife with sterling blade hallmarked
"W.N" Sheffiled England 1901, tip broken, 3-1/3" glove hook, 3-7/8" tambour
hook and 3-7/8" punch; sterling 1" thimble hallmarked "JF’ Birmingham 1901;
two 2-1/2" bodkins; and Royse Bros. Sheffield 3-7/8" scissors, all in fitted
5-1/2" by 5-1/4" box . Circa 1900. See Thompson’s "Sewing Tools & Trinkets"
F & B decorative
thread bobbin. #a4181
|VICTORIAN abalone and mother-of-pearl thimble holder|
lined in wine colored velvet including a silver thimble marked size 9, 1-1/2" by 1" by 1".
|VICTORIAN sterling etui in wood|
fitted original box, Louis Alexandre Bruneau of Paris circa 1830, French
hallmarks, wooden box 2-3/4" by 4-3/4", scissors 3-5/8"; needle case 2-3/4";
punch 2-3/4"; needle 2", thimble 3/4".
VICTORIAN sterling silver
bodkin set in soft green fabric case with cream lining, ribbon as is. Each piece has a floral
motif, and these would have been used to pull ribbon through needlework or a
piece of clothing.
PANSY lady face silver tone metal buttons, set of
12, 1" each.
Niagara Falls souvenir beaded 5" pin cushion, purple fabric
with cream glass beads, "from Nagara Falls". The bird, flower and leaves
motif is heavily beaded and unusually well done, probably an Iroquois Indian
piece. A back flap opens to house the pins and needles.
embossed floral design darner, 6″ long and marked “A” in a diamond.
in mother-of-pearl with wonderful coloring, 2-3/4" by 7/8".
shuttle of abalone and mother-of-pearl with two rings of tatting
attached, shuttle is 2-1/2" by 5/8". The shuttle is abalone on one side
and mother-of-pearl on the other. #a35966
of of mother-of-pearl, 2-3/4" by 3/4". #a35972
"L" sterling embossed scissor guard, initialed, 2".
case with button to make needles pop up, "Quadruple Minerva Lever Casket",
patented, Copestake, Moore, Crampton & Co., London" with the embossed head
of Minerva both front and back, 1-1/4" by 2-3/4".
VICTORIAN bog oak thimble holder with thimble, 1-1/8" by 1-1/3". View #V31208
GOLD TONE "JB (Jennings
Brothers?) 1349" copper colored metal shoe pin cushion, 6-1/4" long and
2-1/2" high. View
GOLD tone metal
high-heeled shoe pin holder, 7". This would be a great way to display a
stick pin collection. #a22716
Prior to the 1860s, sterling silver was expensive
and generally available only to the wealthy. With the discovery of
silver at the Comstock Lode in Nevada
(then Western Utah Territory) in 1859,
sterling became both less expensive and more desirable. Extravagant
accessories and ornaments, so enjoyed by the Victorians, now decorated
the vanity table, dining table and home. Some patterns of sterling
flatware had an implement for almost every food type, with such exotic
pieces as oyster forks, asparagus servers, cold meat forks, grapefruit
spoons and tomato servers.
Victorian ladies owned cut crystal dresser sets with sterling lids,
sterling chatelaines and sterling handled grooming implements. And the
reflection of gas light on sterling created a soft glow that added to
VICTORIAN cut glass sugar shaker and salt and pepper set with
sterling embossed lids, minor fleabites at bottom edges and 2 approximately
1/4" dents in shaker lid, shaker 5" tall and 3" wide, shakers 2-1/4" by
unusual Whiting sterling pierced and hooded individual spoons for salt
or nutmeg, set of 2 each 3-3/4" long.
Each has a mark with the Whiting logo and "sterling" on the side of each
spoon. They have very light scratches consistent to their age, but they
LANCASTER ROSE sterling flatware, one of the most varied patterns ever
made, with many different serving pieces. At the turn of the century, this
pattern was also known as "Beaded Rose". LANCASTER
ROSE closer detail. This pattern was the choice of my maternal
grandmother as well as my mother.
GORHAM sterling napkin clip
with engraved initials "AJK" for "Agnes Jeanette King",
circa 1890, 1-3/4" by 2". It is marked on the back for Gorham sterlig and
the number "1428B".
server with embossed design of three ladies having tea, marked with a crescent
crown and "800", 9-3/4" by 2-1/2". The crescent crown (reichsmark)
is the official national German silver mark after 1888.
GLASS 4" beveled glass toothpick
holder, circa 1900. #A50363
MERIDAN silver plate cake
basket with ornate handle, rolled edge and etched design in bowl, circa
STERLING pierced olive
spoon with pink and white enameled floral motif handle, 6-3/4". The
hallmark is a "B" with an arrow through it, mark for
Blackington (North Attleboro, Mass., 1862-1967).
Reed & Barton silver plated card tray with swinging birds and footed
stand ornamented with faces at the center.
|EDWARDIAN Art Nouveau design sterling silver English size teaspoons,|
hallmarked "A.J.B." Birmingham 1901, spoons 4-1/3", original box.
|VICTORIAN sterling silver cased salts, sea shell shaped gilt bowls with 2|
matching spoons, all hallmarked "TH" Birmingham 1896, bowls 2-1/4", spoons
|EDWARDIAN sterling silver|
English teaspoons, hallmarked "WmCo." (Wilmot Mfg. Co.) Birmingham circa
1920, each spoon is 5" long, and the come with the original box, as
VICTORIAN Whitby silver
ring with blue enameled shield, 1-5/8" across by 1" wide.
STERLING napkin holder
monogrammed "MB", engraved "from Uncle Inde." on the back, 1-7/8".
WHITBY EPNS (electro-plated
nickel silver) souvenir chrome plated lobster eating implement with red and blue
enameled Whitby emblem, circa 1930, 7-1/2".
|WS & Co electro-plated silver cased spoons set, 2 spoons in box, 5-5/8". (WS Savage & Co.,|
Sheffield, England, this mark used from 1876-1900)
|VICTORIAN sterling and cut glass|
cruet set, hallmarked "LB&Co" Birmingham 1900, tray 3-3/4" by 3-1/4",
bottles 2" by 1-1/4", salt 1-7/8" by 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" high, tiny fleabites
on some edges,
visible only with 10x loop, spoon hallmarked "WD" Birmingham 1904.
|STERLING silver pair of matching vases|
with weighted bases, hallmarked Birmingham 1921 JG (Jay Gloster Ltd.) , 4".
STERLING salt cellar and
spoons sets. View
EDWARDIAN sterling silver serviette napkin rings set in the original
box, hallmarked 1912. This is a lovely gift and rings themselves weigh about 1.81 ozs.
TIFFANY St James pattern sterling fish knife with narrow notch,
marked "Tiffany & Co. Pat 1898" and the capitol letter "T", 7-3/4" long.
This pattern was first produced in 1898.