What was my Baby Bird Used For?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by dgbjwc, May 16, 2018.

  1. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    Hello Board Buddies - I've got this tiny little bird and I'm not sure of his function. It measures 2" long and 1 3/8" tall. The eyes look like there may have supported an inserted stone or crystal. Appears to be some type of spelter. Incense burner? Individual ashtray? Pin Cushion? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    My first thought was pin cushion but I'm not 100% on that.
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  3. QuincyAK10

    QuincyAK10 Well-Known Member

  4. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

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  5. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    It was for straight pins like when you are pinning a hem. I had one in a sewing box that I sold several years ago. Mine had a blue velvet type lining that had turned a pearl grey over the years.
  6. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions folks. I especially appreciated seeing what may have been the original eyes. My fallback position is a toothpick holder although I think the toothpicks would have to lie flat, I think. Y'all are the best!

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