go to site Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Repousse Sewing Scissors Ladies Accessory – Gorgeous 1900 antique early Art Nouveau turn of the century repoussed sterling silver fancy ladies scissors with lilies, honeycombs and raised flowers. They are marked sterling, and Guaranteed sterling silver. The blades are shiny and silverplated rather than gunmetal or iron. They also have a spring design so when they are closed the blades bounce back. Hence, you will feel it if you are closing them too tightly. Size is 5″ tall by 3 1/2″ across the handles. Other than very little minor edge wear on the blades they are in excellent overall condition. Never monogrammed or inscribed. Completely original. No dents or dings. Never modified, repaired or altered in any way. Part of an estate silver group of ladies accessories and sewing scissors that were very well cared for over the years. They are well made still quite strong, very little wobble between the handles. Blades are still very sharp. This is a gorgeous pair of fancy sterling silver scissors for any antique sewing and/or ladies accessories collection. They cut paper, thread and cloth easily.