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Antique Carved Ivory Stiletto/Awl * Circa 1820

Antique Carved Ivory Stiletto/Awl * Circa 1820
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Rare Antique Silver Corset Vesta or Match Safe * Circa 1890

Rare Antique Silver Corset Vesta or Match Safe * Circa 1890
This antique silver plated vesta is in the form of a lady's corset, a bit risqué for the time. The top is hinged and it opens and snaps closes solidly. The striker is at the bottom. The condition is excellent with no dents or other damage and measures 1 5/8" high by 1 3/8" wide. The silver plating is rubbed at the hinge and it looks like it was plated over copper or brass. The side has a ring so it could be attached to a chatelaine or watch chain. The top has faint engraving "L. Turner" but it was hard to photograph. It was bought in England. One like this is shown on p. 90 of Eugene & Christine Sanders' book Pocket Matchsafes and they ...

$195.00




Antique Pinchbeck Scissors Case w/ Child's Scissors * C1750

Antique Pinchbeck Scissors Case w/ Child's Scissors * C1750
This rare little case is shaped like the scissors it was made to hold. It is made of Pinchbeck or gilded brass and has a ring to attach it to a chatelaine or chain. Both sides have embossed scrolling designs surrounding the bust of a Renaissance lady. Inside is a tiny pair of steel scissors (2 3/8" long). They are in nice condition with no rust and they cut well. These are children's scissors and adult fingers do not fit in the bows. The condition of the case is excellent with no dents or damage and no loss of gilding. It measures 3 1/2" long, not including the ring and it closes securely. A scissors case in this style is shown on a ch...

$595.00




★ Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * C1830

★ Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * C1830
This ornate needle case is carved with beautiful detail and it has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It's decorated with Chinese figures and buildings on a ground of foliage. The top is in the form of a sunflower. It was carved in China in the early 19th century for an English workbox. Aside from a tiny chip at the edge of the top, the condition is excellent with no cracks or other damage and it screws together perfectly. It measures 2 5/8" long. This style of needle case is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$125.00



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