S/4197 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Child's Knitting Sheath
An extremely interesting mahogany child's knitting sheath of excellent quality and condition, having two open lanterns each with a moving ball. The body, extensively chip carved on all sides, has a twin cow band cut to the centre and the back has trailing vines. The needle end is in the form of a vase, while at the other end is a beautifully carved fan tailed pigeon. In folk art a bird usually denotes good luck. The whole retains a patination.
An almost identical one is illustrated in Pinto page 306 plate 322.
6¼ in. (16 cm.) Wide
½ in. (1.25 cm.) Deep
½ in. (1.25 cm.) High
English/Welsh Circa 1840