French Figural Pique-Epingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880
This type of figural sewing accessory was popular in the late 19th century. Noble ladies were expected to make needlework of all kinds and eagerly collected amusing items such as this to aid them in their work.
The little spaniel's body is cast in metal. It is very accurate, depicting the waving locks of the cheery fellow, his luxurious and thick ears are lovely to the touch. The pincushion portion is atop his back and is of dark green velvet. He has two glass eyes (they are not exactly the same size, one having been replaced in the past). He wears a little bow around his neck, and accurately portrays the noble breed.
He is in solid and original condition (with the exception of the eyes mentioned above). He stands firmly and holds the original pincushion. He measures: 3" long, 2 1/2" tall (at the head) and 1 1/2" wide (at the front paws).
He stands in noble devotion, ready to be of service to a new noble lady.
Item ID: MT363
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