sewing machine accessories
Mid 18th cent Georgian Silver Etui Necessaire, circa 1760. The front and back of the tapering case richly decorated with various musical instruments amidst a foliage and stippled background. The interior is fitted with 11 original implements, including fork, 2 knives, measure ruler, scissors, ivory leaves, snuff spoon, tweezers, file, needle threader.; one compartment vacant, presumably for pencil. Inscribed on top cover H. Lamley in script. Height: Approx 3.75 inches.
Victorian Sterling Silver Sewing Egg by Tiffany & Co c1880. A hand chased sterling silver egg shaped thimble, needle and spool holder. The egg unscrews and the spool holder pulls off a central support which also serves a needle container. Alt pics on source.