Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810

We are extremely excited to offer this very rare SINGLE porcelain knitting needle tip guard. Such items were invaluable for preventing one from being pierced by your knitting needle and for preventing one from loosing your stitches when your knitting was at rest. This single tapered example is made of the finest porcelain; it is superbly decorated and would have been owned by a wealthy lady as it is truly fit for a Queen. We see two oval central reserves each hand painted with rose floral sprays. The buttery gilding is of the highest quality with the hand painted gilt stars contrasting beautifully against the midnight blue ground giving a truly celestial look.

This rare porcelain example dates to the 1790 to 1810 George III period and was produced by a top porcelain factory most likely in France or Germany. Knitting was considered an elegant occupation in Europe at this time and therefore sheaths and protectors were made from more luxurious materials. This stunning example was purchased as part of a collection of scarce early knitting needle guards, please see the mother of pearl example in our store (see last image).

Such examples rarely come to the open market...when will you have this opportunity again!!

Size:2 2/16 inch tall (6 cm)

Condition: Very good with minor wear to the gilding on the tip. For porcelain factories to produce such TINY items was always very difficult; for every successful example, they would have discarded many imperfect attempts.

Item ID: TA11835


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Antique Porcelain Knitting Needle Sheath Tip Guard Shield Protector Georgian Circa 1810

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