Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Étui at auction at Bonhams

The Bath Summer Sale
Sale 15046
Bath, England
16 July 2007

Lot 137: A nineteenth century sewing étui; unmarked; the leather fitted case comprising a pair of scissors, a bodkin, pincushion, a later thimble with the motto "Forget Me Not," a tape measure, a thread waxer, and a bradle, the inside lid cover lifts off to reveal a hand written billet doux which reads, "How Can a Pledge So Small Impart the Warm Affections of a Loving Heart That Beats a Love for You?."
Estimate: £150-200.
Update: Sold for £220, plus fees, etc.

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