Antique Palais Royal Mother Of Pearl Scissors W/ Pansies & Scallop Shells *c1810
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Antique Palais Royal Mother Of Pearl Scissors W/ Pansies & Scallop Shells *c1810:
Antique Palais Royal Mother of Pearl Scissors w/ Pansies
French * Circa 1810
carved mother of pearl scissors came from a fitted box of
Palais Royal sewing tools. The handles are carved in the form of
scallop shells and one side has two gilded & enameled pansy
silver mounts are stamped with the French fasces hallmark for 800/1000
pure silver. This mark was used from 1809-1819.
The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or loss. The steel blades are tight with sharp points and they cut pretty well.
They measure almost 3 7/8" long and 1 5/8" across the bows. A variety of Palais Royal scissors are shown on pp. 49-57 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries andGay Ann Rogers shows several pairs on p. 107 of her book The Illustrated History of Needlework Tools.Postage includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US.
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