19th C Bone Sewing Awl with Heart

$ 95.00

A hand carved sewing awl carved from bone with a heart at the top and a rectangular panel on each side below the heart.  This was probably carved by someone, possibly a sailor, as a gift for his sweetheart or wife.  It is an interesting and attractive artifact of a bygone era.'

L. 3 1/2" 

c. 19th C

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