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Antique Tortoise Shell Needle Packet & Thimble Box * C1850

Antique Tortoise Shell Needle Packet & Thimble Box * C1850
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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




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 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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