Antique Gilded Silver Filigree Mandolin Thimble Holder W/ Child's Thimble *c1820 For Sale
Silver Filigree Mandolin Thimble Holder
* Circa 1820 * Child's Thimble
wonderful little figural piece is solid sterling silver (tested) that
has been gilded and
of delicate filigree. The bottom is hinged and opens to hold a small
child's thimble. The catch is secure and it latches tightly. It dates
early 19th century. The
filigree is perfect with no breaks, dents or loss. The strings are
intact and the detail is lovely. It
measures 2 5/8"
thimble inside is English
and also tests sterling silver. It has a bright cut
engraved band and was made before English silversmiths were required to
mark and pay duty on small items. It does have a maker's mark, however.
It's tall but only about an American size 3 (12 mm
diameter opening). It's also in excellent condition with no holes or
repairs. A variety of silver filigree sewing tools are shown on pp.
of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique
Needlework Tools and Embroideries.
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