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S/3515 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Tip Shoe

An interesting beech tip shoe, known as a knur and spell (as illustrated in Pinto, plate 234). The ball is thrown in the air while the player tries to hit it with a striking stick. This game was almost entirely confined to the Northern Counties, and played by adults, sometimes for immence stakes. The whole retains a patination.

Sold 7 in. (19 cm.) Wide
2 in. (5 cm.) Deep
2 in. (6.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1880