Ornate Antique Carved Canton Pin Cushion
Chinese / English * Circa 1830
This beautiful antique disc style pin cushion is hand carved in the form of an apple and has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern. It was made in China for British import. Each side is carved with different Chinese landscape scenes. It's in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. The cushion is original but the silk covering has worn away a bit. It measures 1 7/8" x 1 3/4". Several tools of this style and age are shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools. This precious pin cushion is quite a conversation piece!