brass threads with agate handle

Material: steel wire needle, brass threads, agate handle, silver decoration

Manufacturer: unknown

Brazilian agate was cut in Idar Oberstein, Germany from 1800 – 1940.

Length of handle: 3 1/2″

This is a rather complex hook. The needles are steel which are soldered onto brass male threads. The solder join is covered with a decorative silver cone. The handle has complimentary decorative silver work over brass female threads. Agate handle is most likely dyed.

in leather covered box with velvet and satin lining