Ribbon Threaders

ca. 1780 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

These ribbon threaders or possibly nappy tongs were probably given to a mother on the birth of a child.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver-gilt
Brief Description
Ribbon threaders, silver-gilt, London, ca.1780, mark of John Wren II.
Physical Description
Ribbon Threaders (?), silver-gilt, in the form of a stork with a swaddled baby inside, one of the loop hgandles is fitted with a bird's foot.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.8cm
  • Weight: 48.9g
  • Weight: 1.57troy
Marks and Inscriptions
Mark of John Wren II
Credit line
Bequeathed by W. J. Johnson
Object history
Bequest - W J Johnson

Acquisition RF: 44 / 505



Subjects depicted
Summary
These ribbon threaders or possibly nappy tongs were probably given to a mother on the birth of a child.
Bibliographic References
  • Pickford, Ian. Silver Flatware. English, Irish and Scottish 1660-1980. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1983. ISBN 0907462359
  • M. Luciana Buseghin, In viaggio con Penelope. Percorsi di ricamo e volute di merletto dal XVI al XX secolo. Collezione Arnaldo Caprai, Perugia, 1989.
Collection
Accession Number
M.1707-1944

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record createdSeptember 10, 2004
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