19th c. Repoussé Goblet Chalice Sewing Clamp w/ Cushion
Very unusual ornate silverplate and steel sewing clamp with chalice cup and cushion. Cast steel C-clamp with diamond shaped shield knob. Beautiful repousse and chased motifs of three cherub faces with garlands of floral bouquets. Cup ring lifts to reveal interior space for storing thread, thimble, and needles. Definitely one of a kind piece.
9" x 3.25" x 3.25"
Pincushion unattached. Some loss to velvet pile of cushion. Possible 19th c. pin cushion replacement. Period solder repairs to interior of cup. Oxidation and some pitting to steel turn knob.