Rare Antique Enameled Pre-revolution Russian Silver Thimble * Circa 1890-1900
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Rare Antique Enameled Pre-revolution Russian Silver Thimble * Circa 1890-1900:
Antique Enameled Pre-Revolution Silver Thimble
Russian * Circa 1890-1900
This solid 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.
The 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 areshown 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 postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US.
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