Pig Pincushion

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Pig Pincushion

Postby JanGroen » Tue May 23, 2017 12:19 pm

Good evening
I have bought this Pig Pincushion online. It bares the Birmingham date letter for 1905-06. The makers mark is worn and I can only make out & S. Could it be made by Levi & Salaman? Saw similar pigs by them online. It is filled by a brownish felt like substance. It seems to had a rough life. Will it be worth getting it restored or are the piece not that rare?

Have a good evening
Jannie



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Re: Pig Pincushion

Postby JanGroen » Tue May 23, 2017 1:28 pm

Here is a similar pig on silver collection's website.
http://www.silvercollection.it/298AAAINGLESE.jpg
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Re: Pig Pincushion

Postby AG2012 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi,
It is less common type with individual pin holes rather than the usual open top with velvet pad.
The maker is difficult to identify with the first letter missing.
Professional repair is possible from inside with vibrating ball tip tool fixed in vice.
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Re: Pig Pincushion

Postby JanGroen » Wed May 24, 2017 1:49 am

Morning
Thanks for the advice. Hopefully our local jeweler are good enough to fix it. I know he do time to time fix silver.
This pig is exactly the same as one by Levi & Salaman that was made a year earlier, I believe it's most likely by them.
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Re: Pig Pincushion

Postby AG2012 » Wed May 24, 2017 2:20 am

Right, almost every Edwardian pin cushion on internet was made by Levi & Salaman and there is perfect match ‚‚L & S‚‚


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