This beautiful tatting shuttle is hand carved of ivory and has a nice ivory grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 2 5/8" long by 3/4" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox.
Both sides are deeply carved with scrolling floral designs and it has lots of room for the thread (unlike most in this style). Aside from a short hairline edge crack on one side, the condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and the points are intact.