Stuart silver thimble

Stuart silver thimble

Code: 12211


This is a short two-piece thimble with its surface covered in small dimples. The lower section of the body is detailed with a pelleted band, above are a series of foliate scrolls and two putti supporting a pair of hearts, engraved with the initials, A A. Above the hearts is a makers mark (H within a shield). Ref: Read, B. 2018: Metal Sewing Thimbles Found in Britain, Figure 28.

OBJECT:  Thimble


DATE: c. 1680 AD


SIZE: 17mm x 14mm x 15mm

WEIGHT: 5.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, in Derby.