- Museum number
Knitting sheath/spindle (?); box-wood; baluster shaped bottom with turned finial, surmounted by elaborately carved shaft, acanthus leaves surmounted by two lovers with a dove scrolled finial at top, ending in hole; signature; ring of carved wood, standing free, around central baluster. Inscription.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.80 centimetres
Length: 26.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Used for knitting, silk as well as wool. Worn on the belt. Shakespeare mentions knitting as one of the pastimes of Sylvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona.
For a similar piece see E Pinto, 'Treen, and other wooden byegones', London 1969, plate 327.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1978 11 Sep-22 Oct, Llangollen, European Centre for Folk Studies, Spinning a Yarn
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number