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Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850
$225.00
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Large Antique Carved Ivory Crochet Hook * Circa 1870

Large Antique Carved Ivory Crochet Hook * Circa 1870
This wonderful crochet hook was hand carved of real ivory and the large size would make it perfect to crochet with heavy wool. The long length would also make it usable for doing the afghan or Tunisian stitch. The top is intricately carved with a spiral pattern and topped with a nice finial. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and it was purchased in England. It measures 9 5/8" long and has lovely ivory grain and a glossy patina. The hook is about the same size as an American size K (7.00 mm)....

$95.00




Antique Ivory Knitting Needle Gauge * Circa 1850

Antique Ivory Knitting Needle Gauge * Circa 1850
This hard to find knitting needle gauge is carved of real ivory. It is drilled with holes of different sizes so you would know the sizes of the unmarked knitting needles of the day. The sizes are all marked with engraved numbers that have been stained with a scrimshaw like technique. It is marked for knitting pins from size 1 down to size 20. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and the ivory grain is nice. It measures 4 1/4" by 1 1/4"....

$130.00




Antique Folding 6" Ivory Ruler, Penknife & Pencil * Circa 1870

Antique Folding 6" Ivory Ruler, Penknife & Pencil * Circa 1870
This beautifully made antique combination piece is smoothly carved of ivory and has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It unfolds into a 6" ruler and has a slide out pencil in one end and a fold out penknife in the other. The hinge mechanisms and rivets are brass. All of the scales and numbering are etched into the surface (on both sides) and stained like scrimshaw. It is marked in inches. A button on one side pushes out a mechanical pencil. It works properly and twists out the lead for use. It uses a 1.4 mm lead. The steel penknife folds out for use and is sharp and intact with no rust or damage. The ivory has some surface hairline ...

$185.00




Antique Carved Ivory Emery Cushion * Circa 1850

Antique Carved Ivory Emery Cushion * Circa 1850
This pretty little Victorian emery is carved of real ivory with turned concentric circles on both sides. It has a pale blue silk cushion (intact and original) and is stuffed with emery powder. The ivory is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It measures 1" in diameter. Nerylla Taunton shows similar ones in mother of pearl on p. 138 of her book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries". Emeries were used to sharpen and polish the steel needles of the age. Emery powder is a fine grit and the needles were pushed in and out the cushion several times. It also removed rust....

$85.00




Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * Circa 1820

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * Circa 1820
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 2 5/8" long by 1 1/8" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with Chinese figures on a landscape background featuring buildings, foliage and rocks. 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




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



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