Seller: elegant.arts (20,339) 100% , Location: Midlothian, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362283890295 Antique Sterling Silver Filigree Tape Measure English * Circa 1800 This little solid sterling silver (tested) tape measure was created entirely by hand of intricate filigree wire work. The silver is in excellent condition with no breaks in or loss of the filigree. The silk tape is original and complete and hand marked in inches. The stop pulls in flat to the tape, an unusual feature. In fact, this is the highest quality filigree tape I've seen. It is from my collection and I'm trying to talk myself into selling it because I have another that's part of a chatelaine and need some more space in my case. The tape winds into the case by turning the top. It measures 1" high and 3/4" in diameter. It's English and dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. Several sewing pieces in this style of silver filigree work can be seen on p. 92 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools. The postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US. I stand behind everything that I offer and guarantee that it is exactly as presented. ** Full Insurance is included in the low shipping price for all of my auctions. ** I accept payment through PayPal, eBay or a check. TCI Thimble & Needlework Tools Convention Washington, DC August 15-18, 2018 Don't miss out on the thimble and needlework tools convention in Washington, DC this year (Aug. 2018). In order to attend you need to join TCI (Thimble Collectors International). There are informative seminars about thimbles and needlework tools, a great sales mall and auction and the camaraderie of other collectors. I wouldn't miss it. The members benefits on the website are also outstanding. They have dozens of research articles, hundreds of fake and repro items to look out for and a comparative price section for needlework tools and thimbles that lists years of eBay sales. You will also get an excellent quarterly magazine. Check them out at thimblecollectors dot com. Condition: Excellent condition. Please be sure to scroll down to see the description and larger photos.