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Tape Measure in Vegetable Ivory - Victorian. Vegetable ivory is produced from the kernel of a South American nut. It was a popular material for use in needlework boxes in the mid-1850s. It was reasonably easy to fashion, similar to elephant ivory and much less expensive.

Vegetable ivory is produced from the kernel of a South American nut. It was a popular material for use in needlework boxes in the It was

Antique acorn-shaped thimble holder.  Vegetable ivory.

Antique carved bands sewing acorn thimble holder.quality natural substance

ANTIQUE NAPOLEONIC PRISONER OF WAR CARVED BUGBEAR COQUILLA NUT THIMBLE CASE 1810

Antique napoleonic prisoner of war carved bugbear coquilla nut thimble case 1810

Sewing Tools, Sewing Kits, Sewing Notions, Prisoners Of War, Thimble, Trifles, Pincushions, Ant, Regency

Antique-Carved-Bone-Thimble-Acorn-Childs-Thimble-French-Circa-1820

Antique-Carved-Bone-Thimble-Acorn-Childs-Thimble-French-Circa-1820

US $68.00 in Antiques, Sewing (Pre-1930), Thimbles

Antique Ebony & Vegetable Ivory Acorn & Sterling Silver Thimble * 1887 Hallmarks

Must Have Antique C 1850 Wind Up Brass Squirrel with Nut Tape Measure RARE

MuSt hAvE!!!! ANTIQUE c 1850 WIND-up BRASS SQUIRREL with NUT TAPE MEASURE,RARE

Must Have Antique C 1850 Wind Up Brass Squirrel with Nut Tape Measure RARE

Knicker Bocker Glory. See the full March BSFIC roundup at http://www.kaveyeats.com/2012/03/bloggers-scream-for-ice-cream-march-roundup.html

Knickerbocker Glory – Ice Cream Sundae

Down Memory Lane - Knickerbocker Glory, the Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae - Lavender and Lovage

I just thought it was a nice egg!  Fun to know it's an etui. A beautifully carved antique Victorian Coquilla nut thimble / needlecase, egg shaped with a rich golden brown patina, intricately carved with concentric circles, scalloped borders and pierced motifs. Opening with a screw thread to the centre.

A beautifully carved antique Victorian Coquilla nut thimble / needlecase, egg shaped with a rich golden brown patina, intricately carved with concentric circles, scalloped borders and pierced motifs. Opening with a screw thread to the centre.

Vintage Creme Guilloche Enamel Acron Locket or Thimble Holder Can be Worn Around the Neck or on a Chatelaine

Vintage Creme Guilloche Enamel Acron Locket or Thimble Holder Can be Worn Around the Neck or on a Chatelaine

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