Victorian Velvet Apple Emery c1870
A delightful little emery in apple form. It is covered with panels of lemon-gold velvet. Filled with emery powder, it is used for cleaning pins. Stick your pin in and twist. The powder clears rust and imperfections from the surface of your pins and needles. This piece is from the Aesthetic period, dating to c1870. A mere 1 1/4" high. In exceptionally fine condition, save for the shattering of the silk ribbons at its top. Original wire loop for hanging is still part of the emery, and functional. And I think it would look absolutely charming hanging on your Christmas tree. Free USA shipping. Handling fees waived on international shipping.