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
Cloisonne' Tips on Needles
Interesting history..thanks for sharing!
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.........]
What a great picture. Nice to know that there are such treasures around still..
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.
If only the could tell their history.
Very interesting. Gives me ideas about new "collectables" to look for. Uh oh!
Beautiful knitting needles.
Oh, the tales they might tell....
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Beautiful!!!! What a treasure.
Make sure you document the story someplace so when needed, people will recognize they are a treasure.
do you use them or just display them?
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: But as you can see, my green envy is smiling for you.
What a beautiful treasure!