c1890 ornate sterling silver handled scissors

Lovely ornate repoussé sterling-silver handled small scissors with sharp curved tips date from the 1890s and are in excellent condition with nice, roomy finger holes. The curved tips make it easy to lift an errant thread to snip it loose (these tips were used for both sewing and manicure scissors). The screw allows you to tighten or loosen the blades to achieve the precise tension you need.

The handles test as sterling silver, the blades are steel and cut to the tips. They measure 4″ long and about 2-1/4″ across at the finger-holes. There is a very slight gap at the tips which could be adjusted by a jeweler. These are definitely an antique to be used and enjoyed!