Antique French Silver Fable Thimble * The Raven & The Fox * Circa 1900


Antique French Silver Fable Thimble * The Raven & The Fox * Circa 1900

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Antique French Silver Fable Thimble * The Raven & The Fox * Circa 1900:
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Antique Silver Raven & Fox Fable Thimble

French * Circa 1900

This classic French thimble was made at the turn of the century and represents the La Fontaine fable of Le Corbeau et le Renard (The Raven and the Fox). The back has a holly and berry design. It is stamped with the French boar's head silver hallmark used for 800/1000 pure silver. It's about an American size 8 (15 mm diameter opening).

The condition is excellent, crisp and in round with no holes, dents, repairs or other damage.It is shown on p. 26 of Beryl Frank's book Thimbles of France with Waffled Knurling.

* The Fable: Mister Raven was perched on a tree holding a cheese in his beak. Mister Fox, enticed by the smell, said "Oh! Good morning, Mr. Raven. How pretty you are! How beautiful you seem to me! In truth, if your song is like your plumage, you are the phoenix of the hosts of this wood." At these words the raven becomes overjoyed. To show off his beautiful voice, he opens his beak wide and lets his cheese fall. The fox grabs it and says "My dear man, learn that every flatterer lives at the expense of the one who listens to him. No doubt, that lesson is easily worth a cheese." The raven, ashamed and confused, swore that he would never be taken in again.







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Antique French Silver Fable Thimble * The Raven & The Fox * Circa 1900:
$182

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