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Paris Chateau, Linville, NC   

French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880

An endearing little Norwich Terrier, cast in metal, with beautiful pale yellow glass eyes stands ready to serve as a faithful holder of straight pins. He dates from 1850-1889, a time in French history when fancy needlework was practiced by wealthy Parisians.

A great variety of imaginative sewing accessories were produced at this time for these ladies of leisure. Figural pieces held tape measures, thimbles and pins and served as charming small decorative pieces.

This charming little creature was cast in metal. A mold would have been had carved by a master craftsman who worked carefully to portray all the life-like qualities. The dog is very detailed, you can actually feel the strands of his fur, see his little mouth and nose, and see the details of his paws. His eyes are of pale yellow glass and are original (often the eyes have been replaced or are completely missing). The navy velvet cushion on his back (still holding original straight pins) is in excellent condition, with no fraying or tears.

The terrier is in excellent condition, no missing or broken parts. He measures: 2 1/8" tall (table top to top of ears), 1 1/2" tall (table top to top of back cushion), 3" long tail to nose, and 1" wide.

He is waiting patiently, to serve the next beautiful lady in her sewing/collecting hobbies.

Item ID: MT323

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French Figural Pique-épingle/Pin Cushion circa 1865-1880

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Paris Chateau


Paris Chateau
Linville, NC   

Fine French Small Antiques; Gilded Bronze, Objets of Vertu, Antique Books, Napoleon III, Porte Montre, Cast Bronze

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