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Set of 4 Antique Carved Ivory Thread Barrels * Circa 1820

Set of 4 Antique Carved Ivory Thread Barrels * Circa 1820
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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




Small Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * Circa 1820

Small Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * Circa 1820
This little stiletto is carved of real ivory with leafy designs through the center. It reverses to screw into the handle so that the point is protected. It has the original patina and nice ivory grain. The condition of the ivory is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together perfectly in both directions. It measures a petite 2 3/8" long closed and 3 1/8" open. Some ivory pieces with similar carving are are shown on p. 88 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries" and she says they may have been carved in India for English export in the early 19th century...

$125.00




Antique Pierced Ivory Fretwork Needle Book * Circa 1820

Antique Pierced Ivory Fretwork Needle Book * Circa 1820
This little antique needle book was is carved of real ivory and is lined with red silk. It's carved and decorated on both sides with delicate pierced designs showing a tree and a bird with a house in the background. Inside are 4 finely twilled wool flannel "pages" for the needles. Aside from a small edge crack on the back, the condition is excellent with no chips or loss and it looks to be all original. The wool pages don't even have moth holes, and they still have a couple very fine needles. It dates to the early 19th century and measures 2 3/4" by 1 3/4" closed. Similar sewing tools in this style are shown on p. 86 of Nerylla Taunton's b...

$125.00




Antique Pierced Ivory Fretwork Needle Book * Circa 1820

Antique Pierced Ivory Fretwork Needle Book * Circa 1820
This little antique needle book was is carved of real ivory and is lined and bound with pink silk. It's carved and decorated on both sides with delicate pierced leaf designs. Inside are 2 finely woven wool flannel "pages" for the needles. Aside from a hairline crack at the edge on the back, the condition is excellent with no chips or loss. The wool pages have some very fine needles. It dates to the early 19th century and measures 2" by 1 3/8". Similar sewing tools in this style are shown on p. 86 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$85.00




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



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