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Antique Ivory Box & Thimble * Circa 1840

Antique Ivory Box & Thimble * Circa 1840
This nice little box is carved from real ivory. The top is turned with concentric circles. It's in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It has a nice ivory grain and measures 1 1/8" in diameter and 1 3/8" high. It screws together securely but the top is slightly warped and it takes a second to get the threads aligned. Inside is a carved ivory thimble with a geometric design on the band. It's also in excellent condition, in round with no holes or cracks and is about an American size 9....

$55.00




Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1830
This ornate needle case is carved of ivory with beautiful detail and it has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It's decorated with birds and butterflies on a cloud background. The top is in the form of a sunflower. It was carved in China in the early 19th century for an English workbox. The condition is excellent with no chips 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"....

$95.00




Antique French Ivory Cased Gilded Silver Sewing Etui * C1860

Antique French Ivory Cased Gilded Silver Sewing Etui * C1860
This beautifully shaped French case is carved from a solid piece of real ivory with precise spaces for each tool. The tools include a pair of scissors, stiletto, needle case, bodkin and a thimble. The tools are all gilded silver and have the French boar's head hallmarks for 800/1000 pure silver made in Paris. They have delicate engraved scrolling designs. The scissors have tight blades, sharp points and cut very well. They are 3 1/2" long. The thimble is in excellent condition, crisp and in round with no holes or other damage and is about an American size 6-7 (14.2 mm diameter opening). The needle case is the only piece that has a readab...

$500.00




Antique Figural Ivory Fretwork Urn Pin Cushion * C1800

Antique Figural Ivory Fretwork Urn Pin Cushion * C1800
This lacy disc style pin cushion is carved of ivory in the form of a little vase or urn on a pedestal. Both sides have a pierced design and it has a lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern. A silk ribbon forms the cushion around the sides and it is intact and original. It dates to the early 19th century and measures 1 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. Some pincushions in this style are shown on p. 143 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "The Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$150.00




Antique Carved Ivory Egg With Ivory Child's Thimble * C1840

Antique Carved Ivory Egg With Ivory Child's Thimble * C1840
This little antique egg is smoothly carved of real ivory as is the thimble inside. It unscrews in the middle and screws securely closed, but you have to fiddle a bit to get the threads lined up properly. It's excellent condition with no cracks or loss and it measures almost 1 3/8" long and 7/8" in diameter. The thimble is in great condition with no damage. It is about an American child's size 4-5 (12.7 mm diameter opening). The patina and ivory grain on both pieces is lovely....

$110.00




Nicely Carved Leaf Design Antique Ivory Stiletto * C1850

Nicely Carved Leaf Design Antique Ivory Stiletto * C1850
This charming stiletto is carved from a solid piece of real ivory with leaf like designs and beaded borders. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It was bought in England and is very substantial, measuring 3 3/8" long. It has a lovely old patina and ivory grain....

$95.00



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