c1860 large mother of pearl thread winder etched w/ a sunflower

$118.00

Lovely lustrous thread winder hand carved from natural mother of pearl, this treasure dates from around 1860. The etching is exceptionally fine and detailed on both sides.

This winder measures 1-3/8-inches across. Each arm (on both sides) is delicately incised with a 4-petal flower and vine pattern. The central circle on one side is filled with a larger sunflower-like spray within a circle. The reverse side center is blank. This was made in Canton, most likely for the Western market and may have been part of a set.

The condition is excellent, with only a few tiny pin-point sized nicks along the edges; you can see them under magnification but they’re scarcely visible otherwise. It has a beautiful, almost iridescent luster.

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