Posted 3 years ago
A collectable vintage pouch / sewing Sewing kit - wooden egg / marbled wood -.
A wonderful vintage probably German sewing pouch in the shape of a wooden egg in a marbled paint finish in a remarkable condition for its age. It opens ingenious by pressing the sleeve at the top (also thimble top) to reveal a double-thread spool, and a small compartment for needles. This kind of sewing eggs were used in Germany between 1891 and 1949, I would estimate this piece to date between the years 1930-1940.
This marbled wood pieces are often cracked or chipped the condition of this example with only very marginally paint loss around the join matched to usage and age makes it a great addition to any collection or a display item. What here is just so nice, really a hidden treasure, the thimble. This is made of silver (marked 800) with an enameled tose edge. Between the edges silver gilded as well as the inside. Bought at the flea market for very little and did not see the thimble was so nice because the point had become quite black.
Together with my already shown enamelled silver sewing kit with the special tiny scissors a nice addition to my collection.