Here you can see two incredible tablecloth entirely hand stitched in Burano lace on ivory linen; this is a tipical kind of embroidery coming from Venice.
Those are a century old and came out from a chest from my husband's family.
The conservation status is perfect, probably have been used just few times, aren't incredible ?
The rectangular one.
The round one.
Here you can see others greats objects, seems me they are called "puzzle ball" in English, but the original name should be "sphere of life".
Are made of ivory, all hand carved from a Chinese artisan one century ago.
Makes me crazy trying to understand how was possible to obtain twelve thiny spheres one into the other from a single monolith of ivory, each one is separate to the other and can rotate freely....fantastic !
But let me say I'm glad ivory is restricted now.