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S/3298 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Knitting Sheath

An excellent square sycamore knitting sheath, having a single loose ball in a caged lantern, with carved initials T M W and dated 1847. The remaining three sides have incised cross hatching. It is attached to a six link chain, with a swivel section below a hook end. The whole is carved from two single pieces of wood, joined together at the swivel. It has a good pale colour and retains a patination.

Sold 16 in. (41.5 cm.) Wide
in. (1.25 cm.) Deep
in. (1.25 cm.) High
Welsh Circa 1847