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Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820
$125.00
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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




Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1830

Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1830
This ornate antique needle or bodkin case is carved of real ivory. It has all over diagonal leaf and petal designs carved around the sides and pinwheel like finials at each end. The quality of the carving is lovely, as are the ivory grain and patina. The condition is excellent with no chips or cracks and it screws together perfectly. It measures 3 5/8" long and was bought in England....

$135.00




Classic Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Classic Antique Carved Ivory 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 steel collar and thumb screw and the top unscrews to reveal a storage compartment for holding extra hooks. It just has the one hook and the screw is frozen so it can't be removed. The condition is otherwise excellent with no chips or other damage to the ivory. The ivory parts screw together well in all directions and measures 4 3/8" long closed....

$95.00



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