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S/3952 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Knitting Sheath

An interesting carved mahogany knitting sheath in the form of a fish that are associated with the North East, possibly from the village of Stanhope, West Durham. The carved scales are on one side only with raised fins and a fork tail, and it has an open mouth to receive the knitting needle. The whole has a pale colour and retains a patination.

Sold 7 in. (19.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1840