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George 111 Stork Ribbon Threader/ Umbilical Cord Clamp


£325 | $401 USD | €368 EUR
Item Number: SA786887
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Times Past
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This rare Georgian tool shaped as a stork is dated 1785 with the initials C.D.P. There are two trains of thought as to what these were used for. Some say that the are ribbon threaders for a baby’s layette and others say they are an umbilical cord clamp for midwifery. They are made in white metal which I think is silver plate. Very nicely decorated with the stork standing in a bed of reeds. When opened they reveal a baby image in the middle of the body of the bird and a snake on his beak. Height of the bird is 10cm (4ins) and the beak length is 5cm (2ins).
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.

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