set of 9 carved bone 19th century lace making tools


Lot of nine 19th century carved bone (cow or ox) tools for lace netting or “lacis”. A variety of needles, two pieces similar to bodkins or laying tools and a small shuttle. I’m unable to identify the tubular pice at the bottom, but it may be a fitting from the sewing box these tools were originally part of. Longest tool is 5 inches. All are in very good condition, the two bodkin/laying tools may be slightly warped. Free of cracks, chips or damage.

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