We are delighted to offer this superb all original example from the late 18th/very early 19th century, 100% guaranteed NOT a reproduction. It was purchased as part of an English lady's collection with two other slightly later beaded examples -see last image.
Dating from the 1790 to 1820 period this flat pincushion has beautiful Quaker geometric motifs to both front and rear. Very similar to those examples made by the girls from the famous Ackworth Quaker School in West Yorkshire, England, although their examples were often in more sombre brown colors. Hand knitted on very fine steel needles called makin wires in a gorgeous dark red and cream natural wool. With original cream silk ribbon to its circumference and bow to top. Very Firmly padded, with some under wool wadding visible in areas of wear.
Size: 2 inch diameter by 0.75 inch
Condition: All original with evidence of usage and being a well loved and favorite pin cushion. The silk ribbon is worn with old pin hole damage. The top silk bow is VERY FRAGILE and is only just staying intact. There are a few old holes to the knitted body from pins and moths....they adore wool!!
A superb early 19th century survivor that is becoming hard to discover.
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18th Century Knitted Quaker Pinball Pin Ball Pin Cushion Circa 1800