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Antique Inlaid Tortoise Shell Double Needle Packet Box * Circa 1850

Antique Inlaid Tortoise Shell Double Needle Packet Box * Circa 1850
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Antique Ivory Cased 18 Kt Gold Needlework Set * French * Circa 1850

Antique Ivory Cased 18 Kt Gold Needlework Set * French * Circa 1850
The elegant tools in this lovely French etui or necessaire are nestled into the custom carved interior of a solid ivory case. They include a thimble, stiletto, needle case, needle and scissors and they are engraved with a popular design often called 'four penny spot'. All except the needle are solid 18 Kt gold and are stamped with the French eagle 18K gold hallmarks. They also have a maker's mark that I haven't been able to identify. The scissors have shiny steel blades and measure 3 3/4" long. They have tight blades, intact points and cut beautifully to the tips. The thimble is in round with no dents, holes or repairs. It's about an Americ...

$800.00




Antique Inlaid Tortoise Shell Double Needle Packet Box * Circa 1850

Antique Inlaid Tortoise Shell Double Needle Packet Box * Circa 1850
This antique needle box is made of wood and covered with beautifully patterned natural tortoiseshell. The top is inlaid with mother of pearl, abalone and twisted silver wire to create a floral lyre design. It's in the form of a knife box, a very popular shape for these holders, but this one is especially rare as it's a double box. The interior is lined with the original red silk and the interior surfaces are veneered with ivory. There are two rows of ivory dividers, meant to hold packets of needles in the slots. The top is hinged and it opens and closes perfectly with the push button clasp. Inside are two small packets of needles. The co...

$425.00




Antique Ivory Cased Silver Gilt Sewing Etui * French * Circa 1850

Antique Ivory Cased Silver Gilt Sewing Etui * French * Circa 1850
The elegant tools in this French necessaire are nestled into the precisely carved out interior of the lovely oval case, carved from a solid piece of real ivory. The matching pieces are all gilded silver and engraved with very fine textured designs. The set consists of scissors, needlecase, pencil, penknife/nail tool, bodkin and thimble. Everything fits the case perfectly and it's obvious they all belong there. The tools have the boar's head hallmarks used on Parisian silver from 1838. The scissors (3 5/8" long) have tight blades, sharp points and cut well. The thimble is in nice condition with no holes or damage, though the gilding is r...

$850.00




Vintage Carved Ivory Thimble by John von Hoelle * Set With Jade & Coral

Vintage Carved Ivory Thimble by John von Hoelle * Set With Jade & Coral
This little thimble was hand carved of ivory by Jon von Hoelle. He says on p. 123 of his book that he had carved about 100 of these, all different. He shows some of them on pp.. The book was published in 1986 so that helps date this piece. The collection I'm selling it from bought 4 from him. This thimble has a wide pierced band and are set with red and green cabochons. (The note with them says they are jade and coral, but I have no way of checking that). It's about an American child's size 5 (13.5 mm diameter opening) and it measures 7/8" high. The condition is perfect with no chips, cracks or lost stones....

$225.00




Vintage Carved Ivory Thimble by John von Hoelle * Rubies, Emeralds & 18 Kt Gold Band

Vintage Carved Ivory Thimble by John von Hoelle * Rubies, Emeralds & 18 Kt Gold Band
This gorgeous thimble was hand carved of ivory by Jon von Hoelle. It is the thimble shown on p. 231 (#1366) of his book the New International Edition of "Thimbles Collector's Encyclopedia". He says (on p. 123) that he had carved about 100 of these, all different. He shows some of them on pp. 126 and 231. The book was published in 1986 so that helps date this piece. The collection I'm selling it from bought 4 from him. This thimble has a wide applied gold rim that tests solid 18 Kt gold. The sides have elaborate pierced designs and are set with emeralds and rubies. (The note with them called them emeralds and rubies, but I have no way of...

$450.00




Vintage Carved Ivory Thimble by John von Hoelle

Vintage Carved Ivory Thimble by John von Hoelle
This unusual thimble was hand carved of ivory by Jon von Hoelle. It is the thimble shown on p. 126 (#574) of his book the New International Edition of "Thimbles Collector's Encyclopedia". He says (on p. 123) that he had carved about 100 of these, all different. He shows some of them on pp. 126 and 231. The book was published in 1986 so that helps date this piece. The collection I'm selling it from bought 4 from him. This thimble has a beautifully pierced band and an unusual squared off top. It's about an American child's size 5 (13.5 mm diameter opening) and it measures 7/8" high. The condition is perfect with no chips, cracks or other d...

$200.00



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