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Antique Ivory & Silver Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Antique Ivory & Silver Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820
$140.00
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Antique Carved Ivory Canton Pin Cushion / Disc * C1830

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Pin Cushion / Disc * C1830
This little antique disc style pin cushion is in the form of a leaf. It's made of real ivory and the sides are carved in the Canton style showing people, buildings and landscape designs (different on each side). It has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern and was made in China for British import. The cushion is wine red silk and is intact and in great condition. It measures 2" by almost 1 3/4" and has some old steel pins. The ivory is also in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. Several needlework pieces of this style and age are shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools....

$150.00




2 Antique Carved Ivory Thread Winders * C1850

2 Antique Carved Ivory Thread Winders * C1850
These little antique silk winders are carved of real ivory in smoothly scooped rectangular patterns. They measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" and one is still wrapped with silk thread. Both are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. They have glossy old patinas and beautiful ivory grain patterns....

$50.00




2 Antique Carved Ivory Thread Winders * C1850

2 Antique Carved Ivory Thread Winders * C1850
These little antique silk winders are nicely carved of real ivory in six lobe flower like patterns. They measure 1 3/8" x 1 1/4" and have a little slit to hold the thread end. Both are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. They have glossy old patinas and beautiful ivory grain patterns....

$47.48




Antique Papier Mache Cased Sterling Silver Sewing Set * C1850

Antique Papier Mache Cased Sterling Silver Sewing Set * C1850
The sterling silver tools in this early English set are just lovely and very high quality. None are marked (silver tools of this age never are) but they test sterling silver. The sterling tweezers, bodkin, stiletto and propelling pencil are hand engraved. The slim steel scissors have flipped scrolls below the bows and measure 3 1/2" long. The blades are tight with intact points and they cut well. The sterling thimble and matching finger guard have hand chased and bright cut engraved bands and are in great condition with no holes, dents or repairs. The finger guard is about an American size 8 and the thimble is a size 9. The sterling pencil ...

$1,650.00




Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Purse * C1870

Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Purse * C1870
This lovely little purse was carved by the famous ivory carvers of Dieppe France. The frame is silver plated metal. It's lined in blue kid leather. Every bit of it is original. A little central interior purse has a separate catch. The amazing carving is a variety of lush flowers. I can make out roses, pansies, daisies and forget me nots. The ivory is intact but has a small burn mark on the front and back. The push button catch on top latches closed and opens well, as does the interior latch. It measures 3" wide by 2 1/2" high and has a gorgeous patina and nice ivory grain....

$195.00




Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion / Disc * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion / Disc * C1820
Both sides of this high quality disc style pincushion have been smoothly carved with concentric circles. The condition is excellent with no chips or damage and it has the original rose silk cushion which is intact. The patina and grain are gorgeous and it measures 1 3/8" in diameter. This style of pincushion allowed the pins to be stuck flush into the material around the cushion's edges so it could be carried in the silk work bags of the day....

$115.00



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