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Art Nouveau Sterling Handled Darning Egg

$90

Art Nouveau sterling handled darning egg. Circa 1900. There was a time when people repaired holes in their socks rather than throwing them out and replacing them. To darn socks one needed to hold a darning egg inside the sock to expand the sock and provide a surface for the needle. This is a very nice Art Nouveau darning egg with an ornate repousee handle and an ebonized wood egg. It is marked sterling on both sides of the handle near the egg.

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Description

Art Nouveau sterling handled darning egg. Circa 1900. There was a time when people repaired holes in their socks rather than throwing them out and replacing them. To darn socks one needed to hold a darning egg inside the sock to expand the sock and provide a surface for the needle. This is a very nice Art Nouveau darning egg with an ornate repousee handle and an ebonized wood egg. It is marked sterling on both sides of the handle near the egg.

Dimensions
It is 6 inches (15.5 cm) long and 2 inches (5.5 cm) at its widest point. It is in excellent condition.

Condition
The handle has not been polished because some people prefer the look of the aged patina.

Delivery or Pick-up
Please note that delivery, delivery insurance and duty, if applicable, are not included in the above price. Our checkout page will calculate the cost of Canada Post delivery based on your postal/zip code and/or location. We ship worldwide. You also have the option of picking up the item in Newburgh, Kingston or Napanee, Ontario, Canada. Sorry no refunds available once purchased. For more information feel free to contact us at: info@rogueshollowantiques.com

Additional information

Weight.375 lbs
Dimensions8.75 × 2.5 × 2.5 in

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