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Antique Ivory Bell With Stanhope & Child's Thimble * C1880

Antique Ivory Bell With Stanhope & Child's Thimble * C1880
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Home » Store » Other Sewing Tools » E311 » Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850

This special set of steel crochet hooks is in wooden box that had been veneered with real natural tortoise shell. The opening is veneered with ivory and ivory forms the shelf that holds the hooks. The cartouche on the top (not personalized) and the hinge and push button and all sterling silver (tested). The handle is carved of mother of pearl and has a brass mechanism on the end that the steel crochet hooks fit into. It then screws down to secure them and it works well. The 8 steel hooks are all rust free with strong, intact hooks.

The case is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It has a lovely old patina and beautiful patterns. The push button mechanism opens well and snaps closed perfectly. With a hook in place, the crochet hook measures about 4 1/2" long and the case is 3 3/4" high, 1 1/2" wide and 3/8" deep. The tiny hooks vary in size from about an American steel size 7 down to a size 14.