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Antique Ivory Toothpick Case with Turquoises & Gold Piqué * C18

Antique Ivory Toothpick Case with Turquoises & Gold Piqué * C18
$380.00
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Antique Hand Painted Vernis Martin Tortoise Shell Bodkin/Needle Case * C1790

Antique Hand Painted Vernis Martin Tortoise Shell Bodkin/Needle Case * C1790
This antique bodkin case is hand painted and decorated in a style called Vernis Martin*. It was an 18th century imitation of Chinese lacquer work. It's carved of wood and the internal sleeve is beautifully patterned natural tortoise shell. The mount between the top and bottom is gilded metal. The hand painted design shows a dog barking at a bird in a cage while a larger bird spreads its wings in the tree above. The painting is gorgeous with almost no rubbing over an iridescent background. Flowers are painted on both ends. The condition is excellent with no chips or cracks and it closes securely. It measures 5" long and the ends are 7/8...

$785.00




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 C Style Winding Clamp * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory C Style Winding Clamp * C1820
This antique C shaped clamp is hand carved of ivory and has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It has been engraved with very fine turned designs on the C. The spool on top spins freely and removes when the finial on top is unscrewed. Aside from some surface chips on the outer rims on the C, the condition is excellent with no cracks or other damage. It measures about 5" tall (with the screw half way in as shown)....

$100.00




Antique Carved Ivory C Style Pincushion Clamp * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory C Style Pincushion Clamp * C1820
This beautiful antique clamp is hand carved of real ivory and has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The sides are in a C form and the screw has a fat turned knob. The top has a red velvet pincushion. Other than a repaired crack at the base of the pincushion, the condition is excellent with no chips or other damage. The cushion is intact and the screw screws down tightly and holds for the entire length. It measures 4 1/2" tall (with the screw half way in as shown) and the 'C' is 2 1/4" wide. This clamp is shown in plate 75 of Sylvia Groves' book "The History of Needlework Tool And A...

$145.00




Antique Ivory Toothpick Case with Turquoises & Gold Piqué * C18

Antique Ivory Toothpick Case with Turquoises & Gold Piqué * C18
This very high quality little English toothpick box is carved from real ivory. The top has designs created with very fine gold piqué work and is set with four cabochon turquoises. The push button, hinge and cartouche all test solid 9 Ct gold and I imagine the piqué work is as well. Inside the top is a braid bordered mirror and the bottom is lined with velvet. Everything looks to be original. The condition is excellent with no chips or cracks and it snaps closed properly. The hinge plates on the back have been covered with ivory panels, but that was done when it was made. It measures 2 1/4" x 7/8" and has wonderful ivory grain and pat...

$380.00



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