Old Garden Tools

Trowel A

English vintage Planting Trowel. Steel head with pitted patina and traces red paint. Mid length ash handle.  15 inches (38cms).


Hand Fork E

Vintage English 4 twist-tine steel Hand Fork with gnarly characterful beech handle. In solid condition and stamped 'C T Skelton. Sheffield'. A celebrated maker. 10 inches (26cms).



Hedging Shears E

English vintage small size Ladies Hedging Shears. Stamped 'Brookfield. Sheffield Steel. England'. Pretty ash handles. 14 inches (36cms).


Secateurs C

Vintage French early 20C Secateurs. These are Poultry Shears or Cisaille a Volaille. The shears are decorated with a very attractive birds head and have a lateral cutting notch suitable both for cutting bones . One can see a birds head with its eye, beak and crest feathers when looking at the blades. There is a clasp to fasten the shears closed. A  rare collectors item demonstrating the art of Zoomorphism. 10 inches (26cms).

There is an exact illustration in Daniel Boucard's book Dictionaire des Outils.


Hand Fork K

English Vintage Hand Fork of curious construction. Hollow steel handle and 4 twist tine blade welded to handle plate. 9.5 inches (24cms).