Gorgeous Antique Mother Of Pearl Thread Winder * English * Circa 1850
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Gorgeous Antique Mother Of Pearl Thread Winder * English * Circa 1850:
Gorgeous Antique Mother Of Pearl Thread Winder
English * Circa 1850
wonderful antique silk
carved of mother of pearl in a scooped edge rectangular shape.
Both sides are engraved and have star designs in the center.
It's thick and solid and in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. The pearl is very luminous and it measures 1 7/8" by 1 1/2".It was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the piece that was photographed in the top plate on p. 20 of her excellent book Thread Winders, A Collector's Guide.
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. On Apr-26-13 at 22:33:04 PDT, seller added the following information: