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.
7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) Wide
1½ in. (4 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1840