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Pins + Pin Cushions

Glass Head Pins -- Coquecigrues

10.75

40 Murano glass headed dressmakers pins with a label depicting a re-edition of a fabric once printed at the Jouy Oberkampf Manufactory. The motif has been named Coquecigrues, a cotton fabric printed around 1790-1800.

Dimensons:

  • Rosette has a diameter of 7.5cm

  • Pins – length is 30mm, diameter is 0.60mm. 

Glass-headed pins are the result of an ingenious process: the pins are placed on a rotating wheel. Above this wheel is a rod of colored glass, which is melted by means of a sort of blowtorch. On the rotating wheel, each pin picks up a drop of molten glass. This traditional method is the reason the pin heads are not all exactly the same size. The glass rose comes from Murano, this world-renowned city famous for the production of colored glass.

Sajou produces haberdashery items made in France to the highest standards (in some cases even produced on the original old machinery). Perfect for gifts and collectors, and for those of you unable to resist a quality that is seldom found in today's mass produced haberdashery products. Sajou was created in 1828 by Jaques- Simon Sajou, selling haberdashery for embroidery, tapestry, lace, crochet and weaving. 

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