Antique Sterling Silver Scallop Rim Motto Thimble * Circa 1840 * Child Size 4
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Antique Sterling Silver Scallop Rim Motto Thimble * Circa 1840 * Child Size 4:
Antique Sterling Silver Scallop Rim Motto Thimble
English * Circa 1840 * Child Size 4This sterling silver (tested) motto thimble has the words FORGET ME NOT embossed on the band. The rest of the band has a bright cut engraved design. An applied scalloped rim is around the bottom and makes this thimble quite unusual.
The condition is excellent, in round with no holes, repairs or other damage. It's about an American child's size 4 (12.5 mm diameter opening). It was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the piece that was photographed in plate 32 on p. 28 of her book Sew Small, Children's Needlework Tools.
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