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Silver Plated Stiletto / Awl
* Circa 1900
a silver plated handle embossed on both sides with a lily of the valley
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
of French silver needlework tools.
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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