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    Sale 5443

    Thimbles & Needlework Accessories

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 116

    A French silver-plated sewing etui

    LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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    A French silver-plated sewing etui
    LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
    In the form of a fish with enamelled blue eyes, hinged to reveal a set of sewing tools comprising: a pair of scissors, a needlecase, a bodkin, a stiletto and a non-matching thimble, the bodkin with Paris assay mark -- length of fish 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.)


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