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classic French thimble
was made at the turn of the century and
represents the La Fontaine fable of Qui Montre la Lanterne Magique
(The monkey and
the magic lantern). The monkey is demonstrating the lantern to a rapt
audience that includes a cat, a cocker spaniel and a turkey cock. It is
stamped with the French boar's head silver hallmark used for 800/1000
and the maker's mark.
It's about an American size 9 (16 mm diameter opening) and is gilded
excellent condition, crisp and in round with no holes, dents, repairs
was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the thimble
was photographed in the plate on
p. 30 of Beryl
Thimbles of France with Waffled Knurling. These
thimbles were copied by a French firm in the 1970s and reissued.
The hallmarks indicates that this
is an original 1900s piece.
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Antique French Silver Monkey & Magic Lantern Fable Thimble * Circa Early 1900s: $395