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wonderful little figural piece is solid silver (tests sterling silver)
is hand made
of delicate filigree. It is in the form of a tiny Dutch shoe and dates
early-mid 19th century. The
filigree is perfect with no breaks, dents or loss. Inside is a
miniature sterling silver thimble (also tested). The
long and the thimble is 3/8" tall.
was made either as a miniature "toy" or for a lucky young girl's doll. It
was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the piece
was photographed in plate 10 on p. 43 of her book Sew Precious, Children's
Needlework Tools & Dolls' Sewing Tools.
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