19th c. Theorem Scallop Shell Sewing Pin Cushion
Scallop shell pin cushion with hand painted cotton velvet theorem. Botanical motif with flowers.
Popular past time from A Girl’s Own Toymaker, sea shell pin cushions were fairly easy to assemble with a small piece of velvet or silk sandwiched between shells.
Part of Glee's collection for 50 years.
2" x 1.25" x 1.75"
Shells all in mint condition. Darkening to velvet ground. Some pin holes. Loss of tape trim around shell edges has disappeared.