Here is a wonderful antique celluloid needle case, Bokin also called an etui dating to the 1900s.

The needle case is a beautiful green colour 

Celluloid Needle Holder

Needles have long been valued as an important sewing tool. They date back 100s of years and were held in ornamental cases such as this one. In the early 1900s needle cases were made of wood, silver, bone and Celluloid.

Celluloid Sewing Items – History informs us that during the late 1800s and early 1900s sewing was an occupation or hobby accepted by women. Sitting with friends while making a quilt, dress or darning was looked upon with approval. Mending items of clothing was also normal during this era. Also normal the skill of Knitting, embroidery crocheting and tatting. Ready made clothes were a luxury so family garments were usually made by hand.

Celluloid sewing notions were very common in the early 1900s. Sewing notions was a term used to described a variety of small objects or accessories that included items like buttons and small tools used in sewing. 

Condition: In very good condition, there is a small split on the top of the case, this does not detract from its rarity and beauty Mentioned for accuracy.

All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object.

Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description. 


Measures 8.5 cm long by 0.5 cms wide. 

(measurements and weights where specified are approximate) 


As above. (as shown in photo)

Please gauge condition using photos provided. 

An unquestionably exquisite and fine addition for any uncompromising collector or as a display piece.


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