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Antique Reverse Painted Glass Pin Cushion / Disc * French * Circa 1880 For Sale
Reverse Painted Glass Pin Cushion/Disc
* Circa 1880
One side of
this little disc style pin cushion has a reverse painted glass picture
of a small boat on a picturesque waterway. The frame around it is
embossed brass as is the
reverse and a blue
velvet cushion is between. "Souvenir"
is worked into the design on the back. The design on this piece
was actually hand
painted onto the back of the glass following a black line print
transfer that was applied first.
2" in diameter and is in
excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It
has the original velvet cushion. Some English
reverse painted glass pin discs are shown on p. 141 of Nerylla
Tools and on p. 139 of Bridget
McConnel's book The Story of
Antique Needlework Tools but the French ones had their own
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Antique Reverse Painted Glass Pin Cushion / Disc * French * Circa 1880: $159