Ornate Antique English Sterling Silver Stiletto / Awl * Hallmarked 1905
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Ornate Antique English Sterling Silver Stiletto / Awl * Hallmarked 1905:
Ornate Antique Sterling Silver Stiletto / Awl
English *Hallmarked 1905
The silver handle of this pretty stiletto is embossed on both sides with scrolling floral designs. It has the British sterling hallmarks for Birmingham 1905 and the maker's mark for William Manton.
has a couple of small dings but the overall condition
is excellent with
no other damage. It measures 4 1/8"
long and the turned
steel shank has a nice sharp point.
Stilettos had a variety of uses including unpicking stitches and creating eyelet holes in fabric that were then embroidered around in a technique called Broderie Anglais. They were also used to transfer design outlines to fabric, pricking paper patterns along the lines and then rubbing them with a pounce pad or colored chalk powder.
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