Rare Antique Silver Piqué Inlaid Thimble * French * Circa 1820
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Rare Antique Silver Piqué Inlaid Thimble * French * Circa 1820:
Antique Silver Piqué Inlaid Thimble
French * Circa 1820
little thimble is hand carvedand
decorated with a technique called piqué. Silver dots have been inlaid
in a pattern around the band. It has
a beautiful old patina and grain pattern.
The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks, holes or
It measures 7/8" tall and is about an American size 5 (13.5 mm diameter opening). Sewing tools made with this technique are shown on p. 88 (plate 92) of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries. If you have any questions about this item, please email me at cmmeacham on AOL.
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. On Jun-07-13 at 20:07:25 PDT, seller added the following information: