Antique English Carved Bone Knitting Needle Guards * Circa 1890 For Sale
Antique Carved Bone
1890 * English
knitting needle point protectors is carved
of bone* in a nicely turned pattern. The
condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. They are
connected by an elastic band so the guards can be tightened over the
guard measures 2 1/8" long and they were
used to cover a
set of double pointed knitting needles so that the knitting wouldn't
slide off. A pair are shown
stretched over the needles on p. 201 of Gay Ann Rogers' book An Illustrated History of
item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an
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Antique English Carved Bone Knitting Needle Guards * Circa 1890: $133