• Antique French Silver Plated Stiletto / Awl * Lily of Valley * Circa 1900

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Antique Silver Plated Stiletto / Awl French * Circa 1900 This little stiletto has a silver plated handle embossed on both sides with a lily of the valley design. The condition is excellent with no dents or other damage and the silver plating is intact. It has a turned steel shank and measures 3 1/4" long. It was once part of a set of French silver needlework tools.  Stilettos had a variety of uses including unpicking stitches and creating eyelet holes in fabric that were then embroidered around in a technique called Broderie Anglais. They were also used to transfer design outlines to fabric, pricking paper patterns along the lines and then rubbing them with a pounce pad or colored chalk powder. 
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Antique French Silver Plated Stiletto / Awl * Lily of Valley * Circa 1900

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