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Antique Sliding Ivory Mechanical Pencil / Penknife * Mordan Make

Antique Sliding Ivory Mechanical Pencil / Penknife * Mordan Make
$115.00
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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




Ornate Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * Circa 1850

Ornate Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * Circa 1850
This ornate little antique needle case is carved of real ivory with all over turned and beaded bands. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. The ivory has a nice old patina and beautiful ivory grain. It screws together well and measures 3 5/8" long....

$145.00




Antique Ivory Cased Sewing Etui * Circa 1880

Antique Ivory Cased Sewing Etui * Circa 1880
This elegant case is carved from a solid piece of real ivory with precise spaces for each tool. These were made in France but are sometime found with English or mixed tools as several English retailers had them custom made for their stores. The tools include two pairs of scissors, a penknife, stiletto, button hook and a silver thimble and propelling pencil. Little engraved toggles turn to hold each of the tools in place. The scissors have scrolling shanks and are English. The pencil tests sterling silver and is English. It has a citrine seal at the top and works well, turning to propel the lead out for use. The scissors have tight blades...

$375.00




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



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