A rare silver thimble,

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Lot 927
A rare silver thimble,

Sold for £ 1,104 (US$ 1,378) inc. premium
A rare silver thimble,
unmarked, the frieze with a locomotive pulling five carriages, on a ribbed ground with a floral rim, 2.4cm.

Footnotes

  • An example of this thimble was sold these rooms December 1990 from the Dorothy Silvester Collection, Lot 257.

    The train depicted is "The Novelty", a forerunner of "The Stevenson Rocket", built by Richard Trevethick in 1804.

    See Edward Holmes, "Thimbles", page 102 for a similar example in cupro-nickel.
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