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2 Antique Carved Ivory Crochet Hooks * C1870

2 Antique Carved Ivory Crochet Hooks * C1870
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Ornately Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * C1820

Ornately Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * C1820
This beautiful antique stiletto is carved of real ivory with beaded, fluted and leaf designs through the center. The top has a acorn finial and it reverses to screw into the handle so that the point is protected. It has a nice patina and pronounced ivory grain. The condition of the ivory is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together perfectly in both directions. It measures almost 2 1/2" long closed and 3 3/8" open....

$125.00




Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820

Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820
This style of stiletto was very popular in the early 19th century when delicate silk bags were used to store needlework projects and tools. The handle also serves as a sheath to protect the point. It unscrews, reverses, and then screws back into the handle for use. The ivory has turned carving and everything screws together perfectly. It's in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It measures 2 1/4" closed and 3 5/8" open and was bought in England. It has a very nice ivory grain pattern....

$80.00




2 Antique Carved Ivory Glove Stretchers * English * C1850

2 Antique Carved Ivory Glove Stretchers * English * C1850
Both of these elegant glove stretchers are carved of solid ivory. They are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. They measure 7" and 8 7/8" long and the springs work perfectly. These were used to stretch out the fingers of a lady's kid gloves after washing....

$55.00




Antique Carved Madras Work Ivory Tatting Shuttle * C1820

Antique Carved Madras Work Ivory Tatting Shuttle * C1820
This little tatting shuttle has been engraved on both sides with fine Madras work circles and dots. It is carved of ivory and has a glossy old patina and a nice grain pattern. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The condition is excellent with intact points and no chips, cracks or other damage. Brass rivets hold it together. It measures 2 3/8" long by 5/8" wide and is sturdy with no wobble. A variety of ivory Madras work needlework tools are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$120.00




Antique Ivory Madras Work Thread Waxer * C1820

Antique Ivory Madras Work Thread Waxer * C1820
This little thread waxer is is hand carved of ivory and has a nice old patina and grain pattern. It has been engraved on both sides with madras work circles and dots. This is a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The condition is excellent, it measures 7/8" in diameter and still has wax. A waxer and other sewing tools in madras work are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$115.00




Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Needle Case * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Needle Case * C1820
This antique ivory needle case is engraved with patterns of Madras work dots and circles around the sides. It's a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It is carved of ivory and has a lovely patina and ivory grain pattern. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and the lacquer designs are unusually intact. It measures 3" long and screws together perfectly. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. A variety of Madras work needlework tools are shown in this material on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$120.00



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