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Ornately Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto C1820

Ornately Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto C1820
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Antique French Ivory Cased Gilded Silver Sewing Etui * C1860

Antique French Ivory Cased Gilded Silver Sewing Etui * C1860
This beautifully shaped French case is carved from a solid piece of real ivory with precise spaces for each tool. The tools include a pair of scissors, stiletto, needle case, bodkin and a thimble. The tools are all gilded silver and have the French boar's head hallmarks for 800/1000 pure silver made in Paris. They have delicate engraved scrolling designs. The scissors have tight blades, sharp points and cut very well. They are 3 1/2" long. The thimble is in excellent condition, crisp and in round with no holes or other damage and is about an American size 6-7 (14.2 mm diameter opening). The needle case is the only piece that has a readab...

$700.00




Antique Tortoise Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set * C1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set * C1850
This beautiful etui is made of wood that's been covered with panels of natural tortoiseshell. It's very high quality with real ivory covering the inside edges and mother of pearl and abalone floral inlay on the top and front. The bottom is even covered with tortoise. The fitted interior contains a sterling silver thimble, perfume bottle, mother of pearl stiletto, pen knife & file, steel scissors & bodkin, an ivory lead pencil and a built in silk pincushion. The thimble tests sterling silver but was made before English silversmiths were required to hallmark and pay duty on small silver items. The thimble space lifts out and holds a wooden sp...

$695.00




Antique Figural Ivory Fretwork Urn Pin Cushion * C1800

Antique Figural Ivory Fretwork Urn Pin Cushion * C1800
This lacy disc style pin cushion is carved of ivory in the form of a little vase or urn on a pedestal. Both sides have a pierced design and it has a lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern. A silk ribbon forms the cushion around the sides and it is intact and original. It dates to the early 19th century and measures 1 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. Some pincushions in this style are shown on p. 143 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "The Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$150.00




Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * C1820
This beautiful tatting shuttle is carved of real ivory and has a nice old patina and grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 3 1/4" long by 1 1/8" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with Chinese landscape designs. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and the points are intact. A similar example is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$235.00




Antique Carved Ivory Sewing Kit & Sterling Thimble * C1840

Antique Carved Ivory Sewing Kit & Sterling Thimble * C1840
This little antique piece is smoothly carved of ivory in the form of an egg or apple? Inside is a sterling silver (tested) thimble, a packet of needles and a little wrapped bit of sewing thread. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and it closes with a sterling silver latch (also tested). The hinge is also sterling and is strong and original. It measures 1 5/8" high and 1 3/8" in diameter. The English sterling thimble has a hand engraved rim and band and is also in great condition with no holes, dents or other damage. It is about an American child's size 5 (13.4 mm diameter opening). The needles are by W. Avery & Son....

$295.00




Antique Carved Ivory Egg With Ivory Child's Thimble * C1840

Antique Carved Ivory Egg With Ivory Child's Thimble * C1840
This little antique egg is smoothly carved of real ivory as is the thimble inside. It unscrews in the middle and screws securely closed, but you have to fiddle a bit to get the threads lined up properly. It's excellent condition with no cracks or loss and it measures almost 1 3/8" long and 7/8" in diameter. The thimble is in great condition with no damage. It is about an American child's size 4-5 (12.7 mm diameter opening). The patina and ivory grain on both pieces is lovely....

$120.00



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