Antique Chinese Silver Ching Dynasty Needle Holder with Bell nh6
Antique Chinese silver needle holder from the Q'ing Dynasty (1644-1911).
This four sided Chinese silver needle case has two different ornate patterns on each side which I have tried to show in the photographs. One side features a 3 legged table with a vase on top of it and a floral display reaching upwards out of the vase. The other side features 3 different human figures in different poses. Two of them appear to be holding farm implements.
The bottom is weighted with an ornate silver bell that measures 5/8" long by 1/2" wide. It resembles a piece of fruit and has a flower on each side as well
The needle holder has a tube inside which slides out from the bottom and which is, of course, where the needles were stored - I've tried to show this in one of the photographs.
The length of chain that is exposed is approximately 3 -1/2". The needle holder itself is 2 5/8" long by 5/8" in diameter.
This needle holder is well over 150 years old and in excellent condition with a lovely patina on it as you can tell in the photos .
In the late 1970's Joel and I were fortunate enough to travel to Hong Kong and purchase a number of ANTIQUE Chinese needle holders and locks that were from the Q'ing Dynasty (1644-1911).
This is one of the antique pieces we acquired and have decided to part with.
Sewing needles were often hard to come by and considered valuable tools, and so metal cases were specifically designed and made to protect and safeguard them. The special needle holder would then hang from a belt or from a button on a woman's dress while she sewed a garment or piece of embroidery. As you can see this beautiful silver adornment has very detailed & precise workmanship. The needle compartment is exposed by pulling down on the attached antique carnelian bead.
We 100% guarantee this to be a genuine Chinese antique purchased by us in Hong Kong. Price is for this one piece which weighs 25.7 grams.
** In case anyone is interested in a very ornate and rare Chinese 'urn' needle holder, I've incorporated one into one of my own designs in my other shop - ForeverInStyle so please stop by and have a look! http://www.etsy.com/listing/65281440/vintage-bead-necklace-ali-baba-antique***
***Shipping costs includes insurance for First Class mail within the U.S.***
**International shipping costs are for Priority insured.***
Vintage Origin Details
Antique Chinese Silver
Country of Origin
Antique Chinese silver
All Other Countries
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2016
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
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All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!