07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Five Bone and Marine Ivory Implements

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM


Five Bone and Marine Ivory Implements, 18th to 19th century, a steel corkscrew with bone handle, lg. 5 3/4; carved crochet hook terminating in a hand, lg. 7 1/2; a carved lace-making tool with screw top, lg. 3 7/8; a needle-holder with gilt-metal inlay and screw top, lg. 3 1/2; and a polychrome carved sailor's trinket modeled as a standing figure, signed indistinctly on the base, ht. 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $100-150

Corkscrew with shrinkage cracks to bone and small spots of rust to steel. Lace-making tool and needle-holder with minor chips. Sailor's trinket with some loss to paint.


sailor, steel corkscrew, carved lace-making tool, gilt-metal inlay, Lace-making tool