An absolutely unique, one of a kind pincushion. This teeny little antique item was hand made circa 1840s to imitate a volume of a book. We see perfectly scaled marble card covers, a red leather spine with the title hand painted in minuscule 'Pointed Jokes Vol 1'. The interior has yellow ribbed silk with a soft wadding lining. Here there are a couple of remaining old pins. This all original antique example is a honey. This will make a rare addition to your sewing box, or a special volume for an antique doll.
Comes with provenance from a sewing tool collectors 40 year passion for collecting.
Size: Tall 1.75 inch by 1.25 inch by 0.25 inch ( 3.8 cm by 3 cm by 6 mm)
Condition: Red leather triangle missing to top right corner. Only half of the original gold foil strips are remaining to the book spine.
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Antique Miniature Book Form Pin Cushion, Titled Pointed Jokes Vol 1, Perfect for Dolls, English, Circa 1840
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