Darning Mushroom With Sock Ring Black Wood Darner Treen England 1900 Sewing Edwardian
This is an antique black ebony Edwardian era English darning mushroom or darner made of wood or treen with a turned handle and the original metal ring used to secure the sock, which is usually missing.
The turned wood handle has 2 incised rings and is in two pieces, although the 2 don't separate.
The darner was made in England 1900-1910 and measures 4.5 inches long by 2.375 inches in diameter.
I would call the condition good ++ because of a number of dents, cuts and signs of use, which is actually great antique patina.
The ring is incised with the patent date of Dec. 18, 1900.
A lot of character and is very collectible. Neat!
The darning tool is a great decorative accent as well and a great vintage sewing gadget.