BEAUTIFUL RARE VICTORIAN CLENCHING FIST STANHOPE LADIES PARASOL NEEDLE CASE. This is a beautiful Rare Victorian Carved clenching Fist Stanhope Ladies Parasol Needle Case, i would estimate this dates to circa 1870 making it nearly 150 years old, The detailing is exquisite, it has a delicate carved clenching Fish which is actually holding the stanhope glass in its hand, the image is of Sunderland Park with a hill in the background and the Victorian ladies and gentlemen having a leisurely stroll in the park, the body of the stanhope needle case has been crafted beautifull in the form of a ladies parasol, the handle unscrews to allow the lady to keep her needles safely inside, this is a rare form of stanhope as you rarely see one within a clenching fist, its stunning, The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a weathly Victorian Lady and been used daily, this was many years ago when times were so very different.
It is so very tactile and once picked up has the most wonderful feel, it is a wonderful example of a fine quality and rare stanhope carved clenching fist needle case, this will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice, i have tried to take a picture of the image inside but its not very clear. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "BEAUTIFUL RARE VICTORIAN CLENCHING FIST STANHOPE LADIES PARASOL NEEDLE CASE" is in sale since Saturday, August 17, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.