A pretty little shoe, complete with shoestrings serves to hold Madame's sewing pins. This example originates from Paris and dates from 1900-1910.
Well-to-do ladies loved imaginative and clever accessories for holding their sewing necessities. This is a lovely piece in silvered metal. It is heavy for it's size and is an exact replica of a shoe. There are holes to thread the shoe laces through and the body of the shoe is detailed. There is a round, stuffed cushion at the top for holding pins. It is covered by navy velvet.
The pelote measures:5 1/2" long, 3" tall at the back tapering to 3/4" tall in the front. It is in good and solid antique condition, with some loss of silvering as expected with age and use.
It is an amusing sewing accessory.
Item ID: P385
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