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Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Purse * C1870

Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Purse * C1870
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Antique Tortoise Shell Tatting Shuttle * C1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Tatting Shuttle * C1850
This antique tatting shuttle is carved from beautifully patterned natural tortoiseshell. It's held together with brass rivets and the post is also tortoise shell. It measures 2 3/4" long by almost 5/8" wide. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It is sturdy with no wobble and intact tips and was bought in England. The glossy patina is gorgeous....

$65.00




Antique Tortoise Shell Tatting Shuttle * C1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Tatting Shuttle * C1850
This antique tatting shuttle is carved from beautifully patterned natural tortoiseshell. It's held together with brass rivets and the post is also tortoise shell. It measures 2 5/8" long by 1/2" wide. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It is sturdy with no wobble and intact, touching tips and was bought in England. The glossy patina is gorgeous....

$65.00




Antique Figural Carved Ivory Acorns Needle Case * C1830

Antique Figural Carved Ivory Acorns Needle Case * C1830
This antique needle case is carved of real ivory with a wide variety of patterns. The sides have beading, basketweave and laurel wreath designs and the ends are both carved as acorns. The quality of the carving is excellent, as are the ivory grain and patina. It has spots caramel coloration which can be natural to ivory, but the condition is excellent and it screws together perfectly. It measures 3 3/4" long....

$195.00




Ornate Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820

Ornate Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820
This gorgeous needle case is deeply carved of real ivory with a variety of flower and tulip like designs. The condition is excellent and it screws together perfectly. It has a lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern and measures 4" long. It was made in India for English export in the early 19th century. Similar ones are shown on p. 88 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$210.00




Unusual Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * C1820

Unusual Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case  * C1820
This ornate needle case is carved of ivory with beautiful detail and it has a lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern. It's decorated with birds, butterflies and a twining dragon on a ground of clouds. It was carved in China in the early 19th century for an English workbox but the shape is extremely unusual. I've never seen one like it before. There is a small chip in the screw threads under the top but it screws together securely. The condition is otherwise excellent and it measures 3 3/4" long. The usually seen Canton ivory needle case is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$265.00




Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Pea Pod Needle Case * C1820

Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Pea Pod Needle Case * C1820
This little pea pod needlecase is hand carved of ivory and is a nice example of this classic design. It is very tactile and realistic and the condition is excellent without any cracks or other damage. It measures 3 1/4" long and the grain and patina are lovely. They were known to be carved in Dieppe, France. A needlecase of this style is shown on p. 80 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$195.00



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