SOLD! for $580.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
- Low Estimate: $200.00
- High Estimate: $300.00
- Realized: $580.00
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Collection of ivory, bone and/or celluloid sewing tools and implements, most Chinese, dating from Victorian or Edwardian era. Includes: intricately carved ivory pincushion clamp (small imperfection to side); figural ivory needlecase in the form of a tall case clock (chip to interior); figural celluloid thread holder in the form of a leg; carved ivory top to winding clamp; tape measure with mother of pearl top (crack to side); hot needle or madras decorated ivory needlebook (ribbon torn) ; hot needle or madras decorated ivory needlekeep or shaker in the form of a miniature darning egg; celluloid shuttle; pair of bird talon and ivory needleguards; bone lace bobbin with pinprick decoration "John"; carved ivory handle small knife; ivory thread reel; two carved ivory or bone punches; and 2 ivory discs for a pincushion, one with relief carved and stained decoration of two dogs in a landscape. Together with four other carved ivory pieces of unidentified function and five miniature sewing tools (2 thimbles; egg darner; egg and crochet hook by David Edwards of Scotland (miniature items are contemporary). 25 items total. Provenance: estate of Isabel Pesek, Ames, Iowa. Condition: All items in very good condition unless noted within description.