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Antique Carved Tortoise Shell Box with Sterling Silver Thimble *

Antique Carved Tortoise Shell Box with Sterling Silver Thimble *
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Antique Tortoise Shell Knotting Shuttle * C1830

Antique Tortoise Shell Knotting Shuttle * C1830
This antique knotting shuttle is carved from beautifully patterned natural tortoise shell and was used for making a knotted trim popular with French and English ladies between 1750 and 1800. It's held together with brass rivets and the post is also tortoise. It measures 4 1/2" long by 1 1/4" wide. Aside from some insect nibbled chips on both sides at one end, the condition is nice with no other damage. It is sturdy with no wobble and was bought in England. The glossy patina is gorgeous....

$120.00




Ornate Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820

Ornate Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820
This gorgeous needle case is deeply carved of real ivory with a variety of flower and tulip like designs. The condition is excellent and it screws together perfectly. It has a lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern and measures 4" long. It was made in India for English export in the early 19th century. Similar ones are shown on p. 88 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$210.00




Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820
This elegant needle case is carved of real ivory in a smooth, simple form. Bands have been carved around the body and filled with black lacquer in a Scrimshaw like technique. The ivory grain and patina are beautiful. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together securely and measures 2 3/8" long....

$60.00




Antique Ivory & Mother of Pearl Needle Case * C1820

Antique Ivory & Mother of Pearl Needle Case * C1820
This elegant needle case is carved of real ivory in a smooth, turned form. The ivory grain and patina are beautiful. The top is set with an engraved disc of mother of pearl. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together securely and measures 2 3/8" long....

$120.00




Antique Carved Canton Ivory Thimble Case & Thimble * C1820

Antique Carved Canton Ivory Thimble Case & Thimble * C1820
This little antique box is ivory with deeply carved Oriental scenes around the sides and on top. Inside is a smooth ivory child's thimble. It's about an American child's size 4 (12.5 mm diameter opening). The thimble has a crack on one side but is sturdy and stable. The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and it screws together perfectly. It measures 1 1/4" high and has a nice old patina and ivory grain. It was carved in Canton for export to England in the early 19th century....

$120.00




Antique Ivory Figural Lady's Leg Pen Knife * C1870

Antique Ivory Figural Lady's Leg Pen Knife * C1870
This little piece is a gem. It's a folding pen knife carved in the form of a lady's leg with carved details for her toes. A knife like this is shown on p. 29 of the Shire book "Penknives and Other Folding Knives" by Simon Moore. He says that it was said to be modeled on Lady Ilchester's leg and dates to c. 1870. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The little blade is sharp and closes nicely with a snap. It is stamped "William Newbould Celebrated" on one side and "Plenty" with a sythe on the other. It measures a petite 2 1/2" long closed and 3 3/4" open....

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