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Antique Ivory Knitting Needles
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Jun 4, 2013 12:23:33   #
sockit2me (a regular here)
 
These are late 19th Century ivory knitting needles with cloisonne' tips.
I bought them over forty years ago and the "story" from the antiques dealer was that they belonged to a sea captain's wife. Could be....they seem to be of Chinese origin. By the way, they are about size US#6. I display them in an antique Chinese cloisonne' vase with some other wood antique needles....a "bouquet" of knitting tools!
Antique Ivory Knitting Needles
Antique Ivory Knitting Needles...
Cloisonne' Tips on Needles
Cloisonne' Tips on Needles...
 
Jun 4, 2013 12:29:34   #
mtnmama67
 
Interesting history..thanks for sharing!
Jun 4, 2013 12:32:04   #
NY Hummer
 
oh these are so beautiful!
[I can feel envy building up in me!!!]

thank you for sharing them, and giving us a peek at them!
[and wondering - letting our minds go... to that sea captain's wife, knitting in the lighthouse waiting return of him.........]

happy knitting,
: )
Jun 4, 2013 13:02:50   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
Very nice!
Jun 4, 2013 13:14:10   #
Deb-Babbles
 
What a great picture. Nice to know that there are such treasures around still..
Jun 4, 2013 16:27:05   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
Such a treasure that you have. Wouldn't you love to know the entire history of those needles - the hands that held them, the stitches that were knitted. Perhaps they were a gift to the wife from a foreign land.
 
Jun 4, 2013 18:56:13   #
SharonT
 
If only the could tell their history.
Jun 4, 2013 20:29:59   #
yarnbomb
 
How lovely!
Jun 5, 2013 08:18:02   #
jeannietta (a regular here)
 
Very interesting. Gives me ideas about new "collectables" to look for. Uh oh!
Jun 5, 2013 10:43:43   #
jaml
 
Beautiful knitting needles.
Jun 5, 2013 11:50:48   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
Oh, the tales they might tell....
 
Jun 5, 2013 14:35:23   #
Tove (a regular here)
 
Beautiful!!!! What a treasure.
Make sure you document the story someplace so when needed, people will recognize they are a treasure.
Jun 5, 2013 15:20:53   #
onegrannygoose (a regular here)
 
do you use them or just display them?
Jun 5, 2013 22:23:09   #
missylam
 
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: But as you can see, my green envy is smiling for you.
Jun 6, 2013 07:12:59   #
Suo (a regular here)
 
What a beautiful treasure!
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