This antique carved ivory piece is a pin cushion in disc form. This allowed the pins to be pushed flush into the sides so it wouldn't snag other items in the work bag. This one also has silk lined centers on each side so that it could also be used as a pin cushion while sitting flat on a table. The cushion around the sides is silk and is stuck with some old hand made steel and glass top pins.
The ivory is delicately carved and the condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It measures slightly over 1 3/4" in diameter and has a silk loop on top. The ivory grain pattern and patina are especially beautiful