Antique Royal Worcester Blush Thimble W/ Bird * Circa 1870-90 For Sale
Royal Worcester Blush Thimble w/ Bird
* Circa 1870-90
beautiful antique Royal Worcester porcelain thimble is a nice example
of one of the
early thimbles made with a peach colored "blush" ground. It varies from
a soft peach on one side to a golden color on the other. The sides are
beautifully hand painted with a little rosy breasted bird (maybe a
foliage and the
bottom and top are
painted with gold bands.
It's about an
American size 8 and is translucent when held to the light. The
condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or
loss of gilding or paint. It has a high gloss glaze inside and a matte
finish outside and on the top.Several
of the Worcester blush
thimbles with birds are shown on pp. 101-107
of the Story of the
Thimble by Bridget McConnel.
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Antique Royal Worcester Blush Thimble W/ Bird * Circa 1870-90: $183