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S/2223 Antique Treen 19th Century Pear Wood Knitting Sheath

A fine pear wood knitting sheath in the form of a shoe, probably from Teesdale, carved with crosses and lines to the handle, imitation stitches on the sole and heel, and has a brass plate to the end to protect the needle.

Provenance: Dr. Ian Feeters, illustrated in colour on the back cover of 'Knitting Sticks and Sheaths a History' by Dr. Feeters.

Sold 9 in. (23 cm.) Wide
2 in. (5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (2.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1860