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Fancy Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * C1820

Fancy Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * C1820
$165.00
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Antique Figural Ivory Fretwork Urn Pin Cushion * C1800

Antique Figural Ivory Fretwork Urn Pin Cushion * C1800
This lacy disc style pin cushion is carved of ivory in the form of a little vase or urn on a pedestal. Both sides have a pierced design and it has a lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern. A silk ribbon forms the cushion around the sides and it is intact and original. It dates to the early 19th century and measures 1 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. Some pincushions in this style are shown on p. 143 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "The Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$150.00




Antique Carved Ivory Sewing Kit & Sterling Thimble * C1840

Antique Carved Ivory Sewing Kit & Sterling Thimble * C1840
This little antique piece is smoothly carved of ivory in the form of an egg or apple? Inside is a sterling silver (tested) thimble, a packet of needles and a little wrapped bit of sewing thread. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and it closes with a sterling silver latch (also tested). The hinge is also sterling and is strong and original. It measures 1 5/8" high and 1 3/8" in diameter. The English sterling thimble has a hand engraved rim and band and is also in great condition with no holes, dents or other damage. It is about an American child's size 5 (13.4 mm diameter opening). The needles are by W. Avery & Son....

$295.00




Antique Pinchbeck Scissors Case w/ Child's Scissors * C1750

Antique Pinchbeck Scissors Case w/ Child's Scissors * C1750
This rare little case is shaped like the scissors it was made to hold. It is made of Pinchbeck or gilded brass and has a ring to attach it to a chatelaine or chain. Both sides have embossed scrolling designs surrounding the bust of a Renaissance lady. Inside is a tiny pair of steel scissors (2 3/8" long). They are in nice condition with no rust and they cut well. These are children's scissors and adult fingers do not fit in the bows. The condition of the case is excellent with no dents or damage and no loss of gilding. It measures 3 1/2" long, not including the ring and it closes securely. A scissors case in this style is shown on a ch...

$595.00



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