Antique Collectables 19thc Sailors Whalebone Netting Fid. Yorkshire.
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A superb piece of sailors work, is this very nicely carved fid, which is used to hold open knots and holes in canvas, and to separate the "lays" of natural rope for splicing.....it is made of "marine ivory" , probably Whalebone and is pointed at one end, with a rounded finial at the top end.......excellent colour and condition.
English / Yorkshire. C1840-60.
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Mark Seabrook Antiques was started in 1996, and his speciality is in 17thc / 18thc Antique Oak & Country Furniture, Antique Metalware, Antique Treen, Delftware, & Early English Pottery . Mark was a member of the BADA from 2006 until 2019, and he has exhibited at all the major English Antique...