Sculptural Fisherman's Net or Rope Hanging Hook

Sculptural Fisherman's Net or Rope Hanging Hook

Sculptural Fisherman's Net or Rope Hanging Hook

Retaining Original Metal Ring Attachment
Weathered and Patinated Carved Birch and Wrought Iron
Sweden c. 1840
11.00" high x 5.00" wide x 2.00" deep
Ref: 44/22
A naturally formed hook with its original hand wrought iron fixing and loop, this organically formed “tool” would have been made and used for hanging fishing nets and ropes in a fisherman’s shed. Now rare as such objects were discarded as obsolete and old fashioned as new materials became readily available.  However, now historic every day working objects have now taken on a great appeal to collectors, for their inherent sculptural qualities and textures as well as their historical narrative. This example shows signs of wear and use commensurate with age and function.

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