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Set of 5 matching 18ct gold sewing tools in fitted case, August Boileau, French c.1850Price: £1295
This is an extremely rare set of sewing tools in 18k gold bearing the maker's mark for August Boileau, French
Victorian silver matching decorative repousse sewing set set in a tortoiseshell boxPrice: £495
This is a very beautiful matching silver sewing set in a fitted tortoiseshell box, with thimble, scissors etc.
Victorian five piece silver chatelaine London 1900Price: £950
This is a very beautiful silver chatelaine comprising a scissor case, a thimble case, carnet needle case and a notebook with pencil all suspended by chains from a series of interlinked plaques with stylised floral designs and hanging clasp at the back.
Mother of pearl quiver form Palais Royal needle case c. 1900Price: £320
This is a very delicate and beautiful needle case in mother of pearl in the form of a quiver, the top with a stylised leaf design and the detachable base with stylised arrow feathers.
Rococo gilt metal etui for sewing implements c. 1780Price: £1600
This is a very rare and beautiful Rococo etui in gilt metal, the case and lid with rocaillerie decoration including two panels of nymphs and shell designs in relief, the interior fitted with scissors, bodkin, stiletto/ear spoon and a needle case.
Victorian 5 piece silver chatelaine, London 1890Price: £950
This is a very rare 5 piece silver chatelaine comprising a thimble holder, tape and needle case all suspended from three interlinked plaques decorated with repousse work depicting allegorical scenes and images: a man and a mermaid, a figure holding a sickle and a bunch of grapes and two portrait heads.
Porcelain thimble with 'jewel drop' design c. 1880Price: £140
This is a very beautiful porcelain thimble of typical form, the creamy white glaze with gilt stylised geometric bands to the top and bottom and the body decorated with applied 'jewel drop' design in red and gold.
Battersea enamel thimble with a metal border at the rim, 18th centuryPrice: £250
This is a very rare 18th century Battersea enamel thimble, the white enamel decorated with two polychrome floral sprays above a repeating stylised floral border in iron red, the rim with a metal band.
Worcester blush ivory thimble with hand painted bird c. 1910Price: £160
Worcester blush ivory thimble, the ceramic body with a deep ivory glaze decorated with a hand painted bird and a floral spray to the reverse, the top and bottom with gilt bands and the interior glazed white.
Silver shoe pin cushion by Saunders and Shepton 1898Price: £330
This is a very striking and unusual large pin cushion in the shape of a shoe with very detailed silver work to imitate a decorated shoe. Made by Saunders and Shepton and dateable to 1898.
Silver pin cushion in the form of a chick : Henry Mathews Birmingham 1919Price: £360
This is a lovely small pin cushion in the form of a chick with a blue velvet back, marked Henry Mathews Birmingham 1919. Henry Mathews was a Birmingham based silversmith whose first mark was registered in 1894. His office was on Vittoria Street, Birmingham. He is particularly remembered for his small silver items which displayed great attention to detail.
Silver mounted walnut shell etui with miniature sewing tools c. 1850Price: £680
This is a wonderful etui comprising a silver mounted walnut shell and fitted interior that holds a thimble, stiletto, bodkin and earspoon
Silver mounted walnut shell etui with two miniature scent bottles and funnel c. 1850Price: £680
This is an incredible etui comprising a silver mounted walnut shell, the fitted case containing two miniature scent bottles and a funnel, with silver mounts and hinges.
Regency gilt metal posy holder with a flirting mirror c. 1840Price: £350
This is a beautiful Regency gilt metal posy holder with a flirting mirror and mother of pearl handle. ('Flirting mirrors' were used by ladies who wanted to look at potential suitors without being too direct!)
Formal ornate posy holder with dress clip in daffodil design, c. 1840Price: £280
This is a beautiful gilt metal posy holder with a very detailed floral scroll work and daffodil design. The top is fitted with a dress clip.
Shagreen scent bottle etui with two miniature scent bottles and funnel c. 1810Price: £800
This is a very rare small scent bottle etui comprising a shagreen case fitted with two miniature scent bottles and a funnel.
Silver posy holder with wheatsheaf and grape motif c. 1840Price: £250
This is a very lovely posy holder with chain, decorated in relief with a very detailed grape motif and wheatsheaf design comprising grapes, vine leaves and wheatsheaves
Continental standing shell egg containing sewing implements and a scent bottle c. 1880Price: £980
This is a very rare table decoration comprising two shells mounted in gilt metal in a bead work design with a matching gilt metal stand, fitted to an alabaster base with gilt metal detail of bead work and stylised leaves. The two shells open to reveal a scent bottle, scissors, thimble and two other sewing implements.
Monocular in gilt metal with turquoise cabochons, French c. 1850Price: £450
This is a very unusual collapsing monocular in gilt metal with turquoise cabochons, French c. 1850.
18ct gold engraved needle/bodkin case, French with a mark for Nicolas Baptiste de Laurlay 1781Price: £1400
This is a very beautiful needle or bodkin case engraved in the guilloche or engine turned technique with a very fine repeating geometric design. It bears a mark for Nicolas Baptistede Laurlay 1781
Scent bottle in red and gold cut glass with silver gilt top, English c.1870Price: £250
This is a very unusual scent bottle in a very fine cut glass design in red and gold, with a stopper and silver gilt top, English c. 1879
Palais Royal silver gilt and glass scent bottle with hand-painted scenes of Paris c.1800Price: £550
This is a beautiful Palais Royal small scent bottle with eglomise paintings depicting scenes of Paris on the four sides and the top. The bottom is a large carnelian stone. It is mounted with a chain to hang from a chatelaine.
Pair of gold sweetheart earrings set with turquoise and seed pearlsPrice: £380
This is a lovely pair of gold earrings in a bow and heart shape set with turquoise cabochons and seed pearls
18th century fan in glass framePrice: £85
This is a stunning 18th century fan in blue and white with floral garlands and a central medallion painted with a bird