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Figural Crochet Hooks & Information on Identifying Ivory & Bone with Overview of US trade laws related to Worked Elephant Ivory

From the Victorian era (starting in1837) into the early 20th century highly decorative crochet hooks were fashionable. They were made of, or decorated with, a variety of exotic materials. Figural crochet hooks from that era were particularly desirable and usually were made of bone or elephant ivory..



ANTIQUE FIGURAL CROCHET HOOKS: Top) Carved ivory closed umbrella with Stanhope & celluloid hook, handle unscrews to reveal hollow area for… Continue

Added by Karen C.K. Ballard on April 23, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

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