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An attractive sycamore Eden Vale goose wing knitting sheath, having a chip carved edge and oval inset bone plaque inscribed Ann Snaith 1839. It has a turned and fluted handle at the needle end. The wood is of an unusual colour and is stained a grey shade, retaining a good overall patination. This sheath originates from the upper section of the Eden Valley from Appleby, towards Kirkby Stephen, and then along its tributary, the Scandal Beck to Ravenstonedale.


English Circa 1840


9 in. (23 cm.) Wide 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) Deep

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