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Classic Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Classic Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820
$145.00
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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




Antique Sliding Ivory Mechanical Pencil / Penknife * Mordan Make

Antique Sliding Ivory Mechanical Pencil / Penknife * Mordan Make
This elegant combination pencil and folding knife is carved of ivory and has a sterling silver (tested) nozzle. The nozzle has all of its parts and the lead advances properly when it's twisted. The condition of the ivory is excellent with no chips or cracks and it has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern. The fold out pen or quill knife is sharp and intact. The side is marked "S. Mordan & Co. Makers", an 1850-60 mark for this well known company. It measures 4 3/4" long....

$115.00




Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion Clamp * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion Clamp * Circa 1830
This little antique clamp is made of ivory and smoothly carved with concentric circles on the end. A green silk pincushion sits on the top. This style of clamp was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and the screw holds securely. The silk cushion is also in excellent condition. It measures about 3 1/8" tall with the screw half way in as shown. A very similar clamp is shown on p. 178 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$125.00




Antique Carved Ivory Emery Cushion * Circa 1850

Antique Carved Ivory Emery Cushion * Circa 1850
This pretty little Victorian emery is carved of real ivory with turned concentric circles on both sides. It has a pale blue silk cushion (intact and original) and is stuffed with emery powder. The ivory is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It measures 1" in diameter. Nerylla Taunton shows similar ones in mother of pearl on p. 138 of her book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries". Emeries were used to sharpen and polish the steel needles of the age. Emery powder is a fine grit and the needles were pushed in and out the cushion several times. It also removed rust....

$85.00



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