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Antique Silver Inlaid Tortoise Shell Knotting Shuttle * C1750-18

Antique Silver Inlaid Tortoise Shell Knotting Shuttle * C1750-18
$455.00
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Classic Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Classic 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. It has a steel collar and thumb screw and the top unscrews to reveal a storage compartment for holding the hooks (There are 2 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 5 1/2" long when closed. A similar ivory tambour hook is shown on p. 74 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$145.00




Antique Ivory & Ebony Acorn w/ Sterling Silver Thimble * 1897

Antique Ivory & Ebony Acorn w/ Sterling Silver Thimble * 1897
This little antique acorn is smoothly carved of real ivory on the bottom and ebony on the top. Inside is a sterling silver thimble. It has the English hallmarks for Chester 1897 and the maker's mark for Charles Horner. It's about an American size 10 (16.5 mm diameter opening). The condition is excellent with no holes, dents or other damage. The acorn is also in great condition with no chips, cracks or loss. It screws together perfectly and measures 1 3/4" long....

$160.00




Antique Figural Carved Ivory Crochet Hook * C1870

Antique Figural Carved Ivory Crochet Hook * C1870
This unusual crochet hook is carved of real ivory (not bone). The top is carved with a swiveling ring, perhaps so it could be hung on a ribbon. The detail of the whole piece is very fine. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and it was purchased in England. It measures 5 1/8" long and has nice ivory grain and patina. The hook is about the same as an American size G (4.50 mm)....

$85.00




Antique Tortoise Shell Knotting / Tatting Shuttle * 1750-1800

Antique Tortoise Shell Knotting / Tatting Shuttle * 1750-1800
This wonderful old knotting shuttle was used for making a knotted trim popular with French and English ladies between 1750 and 1800. It's carved from natural tortoise shell and held together with rivets. The post is matching shell. Both sides are inlaid with sterling silver in a lacy border pattern. The condition is excellent with no cracks, chips or loss of inlay. It does have one small surface insect nibble. It measures almost 5" long by 1 3/8" wide. It glows with patina and the shell has wonderful patterns when held to the light. Nerylla Taunton shows an 18th century portrait of a lady knotting on page 65 of her book "Antique Needlewo...

$550.00




Antique Flower Top Carved Ivory Crochet Hook * C1850

Antique Flower Top Carved Ivory Crochet Hook * C1850
This pretty little crochet hook is carved of real ivory and the top is carved with a nicely detailed flower. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and it was purchased in England. It measures almost 6" long and has nice ivory grain and patina. The hook is about the same size as an American size D (3.00 mm). A couple of ivory sewing tools with this same flower motif are shown on p. 88 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$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 designs. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage 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 pieces are shown on p. 88 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$195.00



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