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Antique Ivory & Mother of Pearl Needle Case * C1820

Antique Ivory & Mother of Pearl Needle Case * C1820
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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




Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * C1830

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle * C1830
This beautiful 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 3 3/8" long by almost 1" wide and was probably made for a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with Chinese landscape designs. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and the points are intact. A similar example is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$195.00




Fabulous Oversize Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle *

Fabulous Oversize Antique Carved Ivory Canton Tatting Shuttle *
This gorgeous ivory tatting shuttle is the largest and most ornate I've ever seen in this style. It is made from a singe, solid piece of ivory and both sides are deeply hand carved with figures in a landscape of Oriental buildings and foliage. It has a glossy old patina and a nice ivory grain pattern. It was made in China for English export in the early 19th century. It measures 3 5/8" long by 1 1/2" wide. The condition is outstanding without even the smallest chip to the intricate carving. There is no damage at all and the points are intact. An example is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroider...

$470.00




Antique Carved Ivory Basketweave Needle Case * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Basketweave Needle Case * Circa 1830
This pretty antique needle or bodkin case is carved of real ivory with an allover basketweave design and flowers at each end. The quality of the carving is fabulous, as is the nice old patina. The condition is excellent and it screws together perfectly. It measures 3 3/4" long and was bought in England....

$115.00




Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Cased Crochet Hook Set * Circa 1850
This special set of steel crochet hooks is in wooden box that had been veneered with real natural tortoise shell. The opening is veneered with ivory and ivory forms the shelf that holds the hooks. The cartouche on the top (not personalized) and the hinge and push button and all sterling silver (tested). The handle is carved of mother of pearl and has a brass mechanism on the end that the steel crochet hooks fit into. It then screws down to secure them and it works well. The 8 steel hooks are all rust free with strong, intact hooks. The case is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It has a lovely old patina and be...

$235.00




Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion / Disc * Circa 1820

Antique Carved Ivory Pin Cushion / Disc * Circa 1820
This antique carved ivory piece is a pin cushion in disc form. This allowed the pins to be pushed flush into the sides so it wouldn't snag other items in the work bag. The cushion around the sides is silk and is stuck with some old hand made steel pins. Both sides are carved with concentric circles and black scrimshaw style inking accentuates the center and border. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The silk cushion is intact and original. It measures 1 1/8" in diameter and has a silk wrist loop on top. The ivory grain pattern and patina are lovely....

$115.00



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