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Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion / Disc * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion / Disc * C1820
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2 Antique Carved Ivory Glove Stretchers * English * C1850

2 Antique Carved Ivory Glove Stretchers * English * C1850
Both of these elegant glove stretchers are carved of solid ivory. They are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. They measure 7" and 8 7/8" long and the springs work perfectly. These were used to stretch out the fingers of a lady's kid gloves after washing....

$55.00




Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Vinaigrette * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Vinaigrette * C1820
This little round antique ivory vinaigrette was used by 19th century ladies to carry perfume or smelling salts. The top is engraved with patterns of Madras work dots and circles. This is a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It has a lovely mellow patina and distinctive ivory grain pattern. It contains a pierced inner disk which unscrews so that a piece of saturated wool or cotton could be inserted. It still contains a little ball of sheep wool. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and the lacquer designs are pretty much intact. It measures slightly over 3/4" in diam...

$165.00




Rare Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Cribbage Board * C1820

Rare Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Cribbage Board * C1820
This wonderful and very rare antique cribbage board is carved of ivory and engraved with patterns of Madras work dots and circles on one side. It's a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It has a lovely mellow patina and grain pattern. The four feet each contain a playing peg which unscrews from the top. The condition is excellent with no loss or damage and the lacquer designs are unusually intact. It measures 7" long x 1 1/8" wide and about 1 1/4" high. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. A variety of ivory Madras work sewing tools are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "An...

$375.00




Antique Ivory Madras Work Letter Opener* C1820

Antique Ivory Madras Work Letter Opener* C1820
This unusual letter opener is hand carved of ivory and has a nice old patina and grain pattern. The handle has been engraved with fine Madras work circles and dots. This is a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. There is a fine age crack where the blade is riveted to the handle but the overall condition is excellent and sturdy with no other damage. It measures 7 1/8" long. A collection of sewing tools in Madras work are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$110.00




Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Tatting Shuttle * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Tatting Shuttle * C1820
This antique tatting shuttle is carved of ivory and has been engraved on both sides with very fine Madras work circles and dots. It is hand carved and has a glossy old patina and a nice grain pattern. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The condition is excellent with intact points and no chips, cracks or other damage. Brass rivets hold it together. It measures almost 3 1/2" by 3/4" and is sturdy with no wobble. A variety of Madras work needlework tools are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$185.00




Antique Ivory Madras Work Emery Cushion * C1820

Antique Ivory Madras Work Emery Cushion * C1820
This nice little piece is carved of ivory and has a beautiful old patina and ivory grain pattern. One side is engraved with the circle and dot designs known as Madras work. It's a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The back has the script word "Emery". The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The blue silk cushion is original and intact and it's stuffed with emery powder. It measures almost 1" in diameter. A variety of needlework tools of this style and age are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlewo...

$160.00



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