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S/5797 Antique Treen Late 19th Century Fruitwood Rope Twist Dated Knitting Sheath

A most unusual apple wood knitting sheath of a curved and rope twist semi circular design, with a smooth area on one side and having a curved date of 1887 and a flat panel on the other side initialled M.R. The whole has an exceptionally good colour and patination.

Provenance: from a Welsh private collection

Sold 1 in. (2.5 cm.) Wide
8 in. (21 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1887