|The picture shows all (6) Old Carved Ivory Or Bone Items in this lot. |
Beginning on the left the first item is a letter opener with painted bamboo.
Next is a nice ivory pencil. It doesn't have lead as a pencil we know today. The tip appears to be actually made of lead. It does write.
The next two items go together. It was actually one long knitting needle that broke in half.
Next is a painted fork
a sewing item
a tiny ear or drug spoon. The opposite end to the spoon has a hole as made to possibly connect to another section.
None of these have any makers mark or date, but all are old. To judge the sizes the pencil measures 5-3/8" long. The conditions vary as pictured. The letter opener has chip on the tip and the knitting needle is broken in half as mentioned above.