Antique Silver & Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Horn Thread Winder * Circa 1850
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Antique Silver & Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Horn Thread Winder * Circa 1850:
Antique Silver & MOP Inlaid Horn Thread Winder
English * Circa 1850This beautiful star shaped silk winder is carved of horn and has been inlaid with a mother of pearl flower, sterling silver leaves and very fine twisted brass stringing. The artistry is amazing and the form is unusual.
It measures 1 3/8" from point to point. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The inlay is intact and the patina is gorgeous.It was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn, author of the book Thread Winders, A Collector's Guide.
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