Antique Carved Bone Fish Needle Case W/ Stanhope * Clovelly, Devon * Circa 1890
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Antique Carved Bone Fish Needle Case W/ Stanhope * Clovelly, Devon * Circa 1890:
Carved Bone Fish Needle Case w/ Stanhope
English * Circa 1890This antique figural needle case is carved of bone* in the shape of a fish. The screw in top contains a Stanhope viewer with six scenes of Clovelly. This is in Devonshire on England's southwest coast.
Aside from a tight hairline crack at his mouth on one side, the condition is excellent with no chips or other damage.The top screws in perfectly and the Stanhope is sharp and clear. The fish has a nice patina and measures almost 3 5/8" long. Both sides have carved scales and nice details and it contains some tiny needles.
*This item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an endangered species.
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