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Antique Tortoise Shell Needle Packet & Thimble Box * C1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Needle Packet & Thimble Box * C1850
$320.00
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Antique Tortoise Shell Scissors Case / Steel Scissors * C1800

Antique Tortoise Shell Scissors Case / Steel Scissors * C1800
This rare French scissors case is covered with real blond tortoise shell veneer with solid silver mounts (tests about 800/1000 pure). Inside is an early pair of steel scissors. The case measures 5" long and has the original velvet lining. There are two small chips in the tortoise on one side, but it's in otherwise excellent condition. The latch and closing mechanism are intact but it doesn't click closed. The silver hinge is original and strong. The scissors are 3" long and in great condition with no rust or damage. They have tight blades, intact points and cut very well. They also date to c. 1800. The postage shown includes Registered s...

$550.00




Antique Ivory Thimble / Pin Poppet * C1800

Antique Ivory Thimble / Pin Poppet * C1800
This wonderful little pin holder is carved of real ivory and is topped by an ivory thimble. Inside is a silk cushion where the pins were stuck and it looks to be original. The pins would be covered by the top and this way it could be dropped into a workbag and not snag other items. It has some early hand made steel pins. The tall thimble is tiny, about an American child's size 1 (11.3 mm diameter opening). The thimble and base have some hairline age cracks but are intact and in otherwise nice condition with no chips or loss. The thimble screws perfectly onto the base and is definitely original. It measures 1 1/2" high and was bought in E...

$150.00




Antique Ivory & Silver Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Antique Ivory & Silver Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820
This antique tambour hook is smoothly hand turned and carved and has a beautiful old patina and ivory grain pattern. The hook cover can be screwed to the top to lengthen the handle and prevent loss. It has a sterling silver collar and thumb screw (tested) and the top unscrews to reveal a storage compartment for holding the hooks (It has 3 small steel hooks). The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage. It screws together well in all directions and measures 5" long closed. The thumb screw tightens properly to hold the hook....

$140.00




Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820
This antique tambour hook is hand turned and carved and has a beautiful old patina and ivory grain pattern. 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 (It has 3 small steel hooks). The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage. Everything screws together securely and the thumb screw tightens properly to hold the hook. It measures 4 7/8" long when closed....

$125.00




Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800-20

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800-20
This elegant antique cotton or thread barrel is carved of ivory and has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern. It has smooth sides and turned bands. The top unscrews from the barrel and inside is a little spool which was to be wrapped with thread. There's a hole in the side to feed the thread through and the spindle on top winds in the thread. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It would have graced an English workbox of the early 19th century. It measures almost 2" high by 1" in diameter. Some like this are shown on p. 160 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$75.00




Antique Ivory Bell With Stanhope & Child's Thimble * C1880

Antique Ivory Bell With Stanhope & Child's Thimble * C1880
This antique bell is smoothly carved of ivory and contains a child's size ivory thimble. The top has a Stanhope viewer with two views from Notre-Dame de GrĂ¢ce in Normandy (France). The bottom edge of the egg has 3 tiny hairline cracks, but screws together well and securely. The condition is otherwise excellent and it measures 1 7/8" high and 1 1/4" in diameter. The little ivory thimble has smooth sides and carved knurling on the top. It's in great condition with no holes, chips or other damage. It is about an American child's size 5 (13.4 mm diameter opening). The ivory grain and patina are lovely....

$175.00



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