Antique Sterling Silver Figural Rabbit Hare Pin Cushion Sewing Collectable 1911 For Saletemplate
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Antique sterling silver rabbit pin cushion
A gorgeous figural pin cushion circa 1911 that measures 2.25" long(including tail)
Hallmarked for Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1911
Replacement pin cushion, outer layer is genuine antique silk velvet in deep purple
Above: A quite handsome creature that would compliment any sewing collection
Please see above left for further images to be super sized for extra viewing Silver mark: Lion Passant
Maker: Henry Matthews
Assay: Birmingham Date: 1911
I personally love figural pin cushions in sterling, they stood as an indication of wealth and social status amongst Victorian women with a continuance of collectability to this day.
In the form of a hare this pin cushion would have been the perfect accompaniment to a lady with an interest in hunting; what better way to end the hunt but to retire with a spot of sewing complete with rabbit pin cushion?
Made by Henry Matthews of London in 1911 this piece measures 2.25" in length(with tail) and bears a genuine antique silk velvet cushion cover in the colour of Royal purple. However the stuffing is new and could probably appear better if replaced.
Overall a fabulous piece which would stand beautifully within a collection.
In good condition, details as follows:
- some dings in places
outer layer is antique
Silver weight: 9gms
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