Rare Sterling Silver Thimble, Henry Griffith & Sons & Case, Chester 1895 For Sale
Rare Sterling Silver Thimble, Henry Griffith & Sons & Case, Chester 1895
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Rare Victorian sterling silver thimble with plain knurled top and chased border consisting of acacia leaves on a textured background. Vacant diamond shaped cartouche. Made by Birmingham thimble makers Henry Griffith & Sons formerly of 131 Warstone Lane, Birmingham and later of Leamington Spa. Hallmarked in the border above the narrow rim: 15 (the size), H·G&S, the lion passant for sterling silver, the Chester (town shield) Assay Office mark and the date letter upper case Roman "M" for 1895. The thimble is in excellent condition - in round and free of holes, dents, damage and repairs. Height approx. 2.5 cm; internal base diameter approx. 1.5 cm; weight 8.3 grams.
Comes complete with jeweller's shaped black leather thimble case with metal hinge and hook and eye catch. Lined with white (well, whitish!) silk and red velvet.
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SHIPPING UK: Royal Mail First Class: £3.50; Special Delivery £6.50. Overseas / Non-UK: Standard Airmail: £3.50. Royal Mail Signed For £9.00. I am happy to combine costs for multiple purchases within the same week. Items will be dispatched as soon as possible after receipt of payment - often within 24 hours.
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