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Antique Ivory Aide Memoir / Notebook * Circa 1850

Antique Ivory Aide Memoir / Notebook * Circa 1850
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Home » Store » Needle Cases & Holders » E282 » Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1820

This ornate ivory needle case is carved with beautiful detail and it has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It's decorated with Chinese figures on a ground of foliage. The top is in the form of a flower. It was carved in China in the early 19th century for an English workbox.

The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or loss and it screws together perfectly. It measures 2 5/8" long. This style of needlecase is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools.