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Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800
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Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800
This antique cotton or thread barrel is carved of real ivory with smooth sides and turned bands. The top unscrews from the barrel and inside is a spindle to be wrapped with thread. There's a hole in the side to feed the thread through. Aside from a short hairline crack at the bottom edge, the condition is excellent with no chips or loss and everything screws together perfectly. The patina and ivory grain are nice and it's all original. It would have graced an English workbox of the late 18th or early 19th century. It measures 1 3/4" high by 1" in diameter. One is shown on p. 85 of Nerylla Taunton's "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroider...

$65.00




Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820

Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820
This style of stiletto was very popular in the early 19th century when delicate silk bags were used to store needlework projects and tools. The handle also serves as a sheath to protect the point. It unscrews, reverses, and then screws back into the handle for use. The ivory has turned carving and everything screws together perfectly. Aside from a U shaped surface hairline crack, it's in excellent condition with no chips, loss or other damage. It measures 2 1/8" long closed and 2 5/8" open and was bought in England. It has a very nice ivory grain pattern....

$80.00




Antique Carved Ivory Flower Vinaigrette * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Flower Vinaigrette * Circa 1830
This antique vinaigrette is carved of ivory with a beautifully carved flower design on the top. The top unscrews as does the inside pierced partition. A piece of cotton or sponge saturated with perfume would have been placed under the pierced grate. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and it is of extremely high quality. It has lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern. Everything screws together well and it measures almost 1 1/4" in diameter. This would clean up beautifully, but I liked the look of the dirt in the recesses....

$125.00




Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1830
This ornate needle case is carved of ivory with beautiful detail and it has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It's decorated with birds and butterflies on a cloud background. The top is in the form of a sunflower. It was carved in China in the early 19th century for an English workbox. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and it screws together perfectly. It measures 2 5/8" long. This style of needle case is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$95.00




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




Nicely Carved Leaf Design Antique Ivory Stiletto * C1850

Nicely Carved Leaf Design Antique Ivory Stiletto * C1850
This charming stiletto is carved from a solid piece of real ivory with leaf like designs and beaded borders. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It was bought in England and is very substantial, measuring 3 3/8" long. It has a lovely old patina and ivory grain....

$95.00



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