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A silver seal case and a needle case, cylindrical seal case containing engraved miniature glass seals (no makers mark) and a needle case; Arthur Downing Ltd, Birmingham, 1913.

A whalebone needle case in the form of an umbrella and fist, mid 19th century. 13 cm. Note: This lot has been identified at the time of cataloguing as containing organic material which may be subject to restrictions regarding export

Whalebone needle case, bone apple corer & ornament, 19th century. Largest 12 cm.

Vintage Italian gilded egg form needle case 5.7 cm with fitted interior

Antique needle case, with tortoise shell & mother of pearl decoration, 5 cm high approx.

Antique needle case, with abalone & mother of pearl decoration, 5 cm high approx.

An Eclectic group of eleven silver items, from late 19th century onwards, including a Victorian sterling needle case; six sterling silver teaspoons, 1899 Birmingham with maker's marks for Henry Matthews; three salt spoons, one sterling and two Italian; Dan

A carved horn Archers ring with silk needlework case engraved with Chinese character marks. Diameter 3.4mm; height 2.9 cm

Rare antique French 19th century shaped front lift top box, upholstered in needlework with studded trim, approx 85 cm wide x 70 cm high

Antique and vintage sewing equipment: comprising 'Morris and Yeomans Lace Tablets' (3); needle case and pin cushions (3) (7 items)

Antique sewing equipment: ivory tape measure, pin cushion, needle case, spool case and mother of pearl needle case with needles. (5 items)

Group of antique sewing equipment. Noted Tunbridge pin cushion; Melbourne exhibition needle book; 'Beatrice Patent' needle cases (2); ivory needle book, implements etc (16 items)

Antique ivory sewing clamp and ivory needle case with carved Crown finials. (2 items)

Antique ivory needle holder with gold fittings, and blue cameo to top

Antique French ivory needle holder with gold fittings and mirror and steel decoration. Minor losses

Mother of pearl fish bottle opener, army & Navy needle packets, pill box, figure, portrait, bowl & spirit labels

Three various needle cases including mother of pearl and silver

Antique tortoise shell & silver needle case box in a demilune form

Scottish Mauchline ware needle holder with scene of Windsor castle

Sewing implement, needle and thimble holder, cat figure decoration

A sail makers needle case made from wood decorated with rope work. Inside is a thread holder. Length 20 cm

A sail makers needle case fashioned from horn, holes in back for hanging cord. Contains 9 needles of various length

18ct yellow gold needle case pendant. Bright cut decoration. Weight 9 grams

Four carved ivory needle cases, 20th century, each of slender form with screw top, the sides with overall carved decoration (4) 15 cm to 19. 5 cm

A bone needle case, in the form of an acorn

A 19th century Chinese carved bone needle case, of tapered cylindrical form with an all-over pattern of swirling dragons, birds and butterflies, lotus leaf top. Unscrews to contain various flat needles and implements

Antique oriental carved cylindrical ivory needlework case containing several ivory needlework tools

A Georgian silver needle case with hinged lid, fine engraved decoration

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