Victorian Era Lace Bobbin Hand Turned Mahogany Treen Beads Spangles 1890s
This is an antique lace making bobbin of turned mahogany wood or treen with antique glass beads made in Bedfordshire, England 1890-1900s.
The lace making bobbin for tatting or so called pillow lace making measures 5 inches long and has 1 large green opaque bead, 2 square textured red glass beads and 1 clear square glass bead.
The unusual thing is that there are also 5 silver bands that have been applied over the turnings, which is very unusual, and sort of recessed into the wood.
The workmanship is superb with the only flaw being a tiny chip off the bottom flair as pictured, and hardly seen! The beads are old and the bobbin is beautifully turned. Lovely!
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