c1830 Canton carved floral ivory tatting shuttle

This circa 1830 genuine ivory tatting shuttle was hand carved in Canton, China, most likely for export to the Western market and may have been part of a sewing workbox. Both sides are deeply carved with the same floral and leaf design.

The condition is excellent with sharp, intact points. There are a couple tiny “flea bites” along the edges that aren’t visible but can be felt if you run your fingernail along the edge. It measures about 3-1/8″ long by 7/8″ wide and nearly 1/4″ thick.