Unusual Antique Carved Bone Thread Winder * English * Circa 1830

UnusualAntique Carved Bone Thread Winder

English * Circa 1830

This unusual carved bone * antique silk winder is almost 4" long with octagonal ends. Each end has a drilled hole, more for decoration, I think, than any particular purpose. It's wrapped with red thread.

The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. This is the actual winder that was photographed for the middle plate on page 14 of Diane Pelham Burn's book, Thread Winders, A Collectors Guide and was formerly in her collection.

*This item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an endangered species.

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