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Scarce Pinballs, Dated 1799 and 1810.....SALE PENDING
Finely executed needlework in the manner of Samplers of the period. The larger, dated 1799, is wrapped by a green silk ribbon. The smaller is heart-shaped with facing birds in gold against a light-blue background, bordered by white, and wrapped by a brown silk ribbon which is looped for hanging. Both pinballs initialed on their backs. Each in exceptional condition, remarkable given that these two tiny textile objects are each over 200 years old. 1799 pinball has a maximum diameter of about 2 3/8 inches by 1 3/4 thick. The 1810 heart is about 1 ¾ inches long.
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