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Rare Solid Silver Thimble Commemorating Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth Ii 1953 For Sale
EXTREMELY RARE, SOLID SILVER DECORATIVE THIMBLE – IN COMMEMORATION OF THE
CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II IN 1953 BUT HALLMARKED 1952 - DO NOT MISS THIS HIGHLY COLLECTABLE THIMBLE!
A beautiful and highly decorative thimble
made of solid silver to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on
June 2nd 1953 in Westminster Abbey.
The lower half of the thimble has been
attractively embossed with the royal crown, flanked by the letters ‘E’ and ‘R’. This is surrounded by fine, engine-turned
vertical lines that encircle the rest of the thimble. The whole of the pattern is in a border line
to top and bottom. The top half of the
thimble is decorated with flower shapes and the very top with starburst lines.
thimble was made by Henry Griffith & Sons of Birmingham. This business commenced in 1850 by Henry
Griffith and later as Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd. Henry
Griffith was one of the four big English silver thimble makers. The others were: Charles Horner; James Fenton and James Swann.
This is an extremely unusual and rare thimble as it was produced in 1952, in anticipation of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in June 1953 - the majority ofthese thimbles, which are rare anyway,are dated for 1953.
The base of the thimble carries the clear hallmarks of solid silver
English silver from the Birmingham Assay Office. These are:
the letters H.G&S in a rectangle for Henry Griffith and Son; the
anchor mark to show that the silver was assayed in Birmingham; the lion passant
denoting solid English silver; the letter “C” in a square for the year
1952. These are followed by an image of
the Queen’s head - which is a Special Mark used here as it is to commemorate a
significant national event. And they are
preceded by the number ‘18’ which indicates the size of the thimble.
The lovely piece stands at just under 1 inch (2.5cm) in height and 0.75
inches (2cm) in diameter. It weighs
The condition is excellent – there are no holes, dents or splits and
the base is circular. There are very
minor, fine marks to the lowest part which are common to silver, as it is a
very soft metal, but these are barely noticeable and only commensurate with age.
A beautifully detailed, stunning piece that is an absolute must for any
collector of thimbles or of real quality Royal memorabilia! This is a particularly rare Coronation thimble as it is hallmarked for 1952 - it would be difficult for you to find another one hallmarked 1952 and in this excellent condition. Why not celebrate the recentCoronation
anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubileeon June 2nd 2013,
by treating yourself to this regal, veryrare and highly collectablethimble?
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Rare Solid Silver Thimble Commemorating Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth Ii 1953: $75