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Antique Ivory Knitting Needles
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Jun 4, 2013 12:23:33   #
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

Jun 4, 2013 12:29:34   #
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   #
What a great picture. Nice to know that there are such treasures around still..
Jun 4, 2013 16:27:05   #
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   #
If only the could tell their history.
Jun 4, 2013 20:29:59   #
How lovely!
Jun 5, 2013 08:18:02   #
Very interesting. Gives me ideas about new "collectables" to look for. Uh oh!
Jun 5, 2013 10:43:43   #
jaml (a regular here)
Beautiful knitting needles.
Jun 5, 2013 11:50:48   #
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   #
do you use them or just display them?
Jun 5, 2013 22:23:09   #
: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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