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Antique Carved Wood Walnut Case W/ Sterling Silver Child's Thimble * Circa 1870 For Sale
Carved Wood Walnut Child's Thimble Holder
* Circa 1870
holder is carved of wood in the form of a walnut. It opens in the
middle and inside it a
tiny sterling silver thimble. The condition
of the walnut is excellent with no damage and it closes snugly. It
measures 1 1/8" long and it has nice
The little thimble tests sterling silver and was made prior to 1880,
English silversmiths were required by Parliament to hallmark small
silver items and pay duty on them. The maker's mark for H
J. Cooper & Co. is stamped in the engraved band. It is thought
that his thimbles were actually made by Charles Horner.
It is about an American child's size 2 (11.5 mm diameter opening)
and is in fabulous condition with almost no wear. It is lightly gilded
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Antique Carved Wood Walnut Case W/ Sterling Silver Child's Thimble * Circa 1870: $115