Antique Brass Egg Thimble Case W/ Egyptian Symbols * Circa 1890 For Sale
Brass Egg Thimble Case w/ Egyptian Symbols
* Circa 1890
thimble case is egg shaped and is unusual in the design it's embossed
with. They usually have floral designs but this one is covered with
Egyptian symbols. It is
fitted inside with the original velvet and holds
brass thimble. The
thimble is in great
condition with no holes or damage. It is
about an American size 7 (14.5 mm diameter opening).
case is also in
condition with no damage. It has a strong
measures almost 1 1/2" long x 1" wide.
widely sold in England but I have seen evidence that they were made in
Austria & Germany for export. One in this style isshown
on p. 100 of Gay Ann Rogers' book The
Illustrated History of Needlework Tools.
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Antique Brass Egg Thimble Case W/ Egyptian Symbols * Circa 1890: $45