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Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850
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Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * C1830

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * C1830
This beautiful tatting shuttle is carved of ivory and has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 3 3/8" long by almost 1" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with Chinese landscape designs. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and the points are intact. A similar example is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$195.00




Fabulous Oversize Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle *

Fabulous Oversize Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle *
This gorgeous ivory tatting shuttle is the largest and most ornate I've ever seen in this style. It is made from a singe, solid piece of ivory and both sides are deeply hand carved with figures in a landscape of Oriental buildings and foliage. It has a glossy old patina and a nice ivory grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 3 5/8" long by 1 1/2" wide. The condition is outstanding without even the smallest chip to the intricate carving. There is no damage at all and the points are intact. An example is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroider...

$470.00




Antique Carved Ivory Basketweave Needle Case * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Basketweave Needle Case * Circa 1830
This pretty antique needle or bodkin case is carved of real ivory with an allover basketweave design and flowers at each end. The quality of the carving is fabulous, as is the nice old patina. The condition is excellent and it screws together perfectly. It measures 3 3/4" long and was bought in England....

$115.00




Antique Tortoise Shell & Sterling Case w/ Scissors Set * 1917

Antique Tortoise Shell & Sterling Case w/ Scissors Set * 1917
This wonderful case is made of real tortoise shell with a sterling silver hinge and latch. The hinge has the English sterling hallmarks for London 1917 and the maker's mark H.A. & Co. The inside is lined with the original dark blue velvet and holds 3 pairs of English steel scissors with fluted shanks. The scissors are 4 3/4", 3 5/8" and 3 1/2" long. All have tight blades, intact points and cut pretty well. The tortoise case measures 6 3/8" long and 2 1/4" wide at the top. There is a tiny insect nibble at the bottom back edge, but it's in overall wonderful condition with beautiful tortoise patterns. The silver button on the front slides u...

$395.00




Antique Carved Ivory Egg With Ivory Child's Thimble * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Egg With Ivory Child's Thimble * Circa 1830
This little antique egg is smoothly carved of ivory and contains a little ivory thimble. The top of the egg has two faint hairline cracks, but still screws together well and securely. The condition is otherwise excellent. It measures 1 3/4" long and 3/4" in diameter. The tiny ivory thimble has smooth sides and carved knurling on the top. It's in excellent condition with no holes, chips or other damage. It is about an American child's size 1 (10.7 mm diameter opening)....

$85.00




Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850
This special set of steel crochet hooks is in wooden box that had been veneered with real natural tortoise shell. The opening is veneered with ivory and ivory forms the shelf that holds the hooks. The cartouche on the top (not personalized) and the hinge and push button and all sterling silver (tested). The handle is carved of mother of pearl and has a brass mechanism on the end that the steel crochet hooks fit into. It then screws down to secure them and it works well. The 8 steel hooks are all rust free with strong, intact hooks. The case is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It has a lovely old patina and be...

$235.00



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