Rare Antique Enameled Pre-revolution Russian Silver Thimble * Circa 1890-1900 For Sale
Enameled Pre-Revolution Silver Thimble
* Circa 1890-1900
silver thimble has delicate twisted wire rimmed compartments filled
with colorful enamel and it has been lightly gilded. The
Russian silver mark is the
84 zolotnik mark indicating 875/1000 pure silver and the crossed anchor
crest to the right of it is the mark for St Petersburg (c. 1890s).
It also has the
maker's mark, probably for Otto Pettelius.It
is gilded inside.
condition is mint with
not even a needle mark and the enamel is perfect.
It's about an American
size 9 (16 mm opening) and is quite heavy (11.0 grams). Some Russian
enameled thimbles in this style
on p.126 of Bridget McConnel's book The Story of the Thimble
and on color plate 2 of
Thimbles & Sewing Implements
by Estelle Zalkin.The
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