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Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820

Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820
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Antique Madras Work Ivory Sheathed Stiletto / Awl * Circa 1820

Antique Madras Work Ivory Sheathed Stiletto / Awl * Circa 1820
This small antique stiletto is carved of ivory and has a nice old patina and grain pattern. The stiletto unscrews and reverses to screw back into the handle so that the point is protected. It has been engraved with a Madras work dot pattern. It's a form of scrimshaw work where lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It's early 19th century English and is in excellent condition with no cracks or other damage. It screws together securely in both directions and measures 2 1/2" long closed and 3 1/4" open. A similar one is shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$60.00




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




Ornate Antique Ivory Tambour / Crochet Hook * C1820

Ornate Antique Ivory Tambour / Crochet Hook * C1820
This lovely tambour hook is carved of ivory in a delicate and intricate pattern and it has a nice old patina. The hook cover can be screwed to the top to lengthen the handle and prevent loss. It has a steel collar and thumb screw and the top unscrews to reveal a storage compartment for holding the hooks (There are two little steel hooks). The ivory is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together well in all directions and measures 5 1/8" long closed. The steel hook screw works properly and secures the hook. Some tambour hooks in this style are shown on p. 74 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlewor...

$165.00




Antique Carved Ivory Tape Measure w/ Nails Tape * C1800

Antique Carved Ivory Tape Measure w/ Nails Tape * C1800
This early antique tape measure is carved of ivory in the form of a little barrel. The silk tape is marked in 'nails' and is complete (a yard long). A 'nail' represented 2 1/4" or 1/16th of a yard and was an early measuring system found on older English tape measures. The spindle on top turns to rewind the tape and it works well. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and the natural ivory grain is lovely. It measures 1 3/8" high and 5/8" in diameter....

$145.00




Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * Circa 1880

Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * Circa 1880
This elegant antique needle case is carved of real ivory in the form of a fluted column. Aside from a tiny chip in the rim at the opening, the condition is excellent with no other damage. The ivory has some discoloration but lovely grain patterns. It fits together securely and measures 4" long....

$95.00




Rare Antique English Ivory Chatelaine w/ 5 Tools * C1880s

Rare Antique English Ivory Chatelaine w/ 5 Tools * C1880s
This very rare and complete chatelaine has the waist plaque and matching sewing tools all carved from ivory and mounted in brass. The tools include a thimble case and thimble, a needle case, a pin cushion/disc, an aide memoir and a scissors sheath with scissors. The tiny steel scissors are 2 1/2" long and are in great condition with the original polished surfaces. The blades are tight with intact points and they cut like new to the tips. The thimble in the thimble case is brass. It is also in excellent condition with no holes or damage and is about an American size 7-8 (14.8 mm diameter opening). The aide memoir has three ivory sheets an...

$1,850.00



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