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Rare English Silver-Plated Sewing Bird *C.1855


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Rare Antique Silver-Plated Sewing Clamp *C.1855

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SKU: 137

Rare antique silver-plated brass sewing bird. English, circa 1855. There is no maker’s mark on this clamp.  Ref: An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools by Gay Ann Rogers. Og. 182, plate 154.

There is a tiny bird in the middle to hold the fabric. Push the tail and the beak opens. The embossed design is striking and there is along a twisted shaft above the bird with the original pin cushion – fabric is slightly worn but sound.  C-clamp is stamped with a decorative leaf design and the turn screw is round.

As photographed, measures approx. 14cm L.