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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 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 Tortoise Shell Needle Packet & Thimble Box * C1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Needle Packet & Thimble Box * C1850
This lovely needle packet box is made of wood and covered with genuine tortoise shell panels. It's in the form of a knife box, a very popular shape for these pieces in Victorian times. It opens with a push button and the hinge is strong & original. It is lined with the original velvet and the interior surfaces are veneered with ivory. One side has 7 ivory dividers to hold needle packets and it contains an old packet of needles. The other side has a velvet covered post for a thimble The thimble is English and tests sterling silver. English silversmiths didn't hallmark small items (and have to pay duty on them) until required to by law in ...

$320.00




Very Nice Antique Carved Ivory Floral Tatting Shuttle * C1820

Very Nice Antique Carved Ivory Floral Tatting Shuttle * C1820
This beautiful little tatting shuttle is carved of ivory and has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 2 3/8" long by almost 3/4" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with a scrolling leafy floral design. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and the points are intact. A similar example is shown on p. 211 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$165.00




Antique Carved Ivory Floral Tatting Shuttle * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Floral Tatting Shuttle * Circa 1830
This nice little tatting shuttle is carved of ivory and has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 2 3/8" long by almost 7/8" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with a scrolling leafy floral design. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and the points are intact. A similar example is shown on p. 211 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$125.00




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



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