thimble has "waffle" style knurling and was made to celebrate the
Armistice of 1918 after World War I. The words PAX and LABOR are
incorporated into the
design as is the name of the designer, Firmin-Pierre Lasserre. The
designs around the sides depict a man and woman embracing, a man
working in the fields and a goddess holding her sword and comforting a
woman. It is stamped with the tiny
French hallmark that indicates 800/1000 pure silver and incorporates
the maker's mark for Jean Levy.
is excellent, in round with no holes, repairs or
other damage and it's about an American size 9 (16 mm diameter
opening). This thimble was in the
collection of Diane Pelham Burn and is the one that was photographed
for Plate 12 (page 19) in Thimbles
of France With Waffled Knurling by Beryl Frank.
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Antique French Silver 1918 Armistice Thimble W/ Waffle Knurling * Circa 1900: $255