Stuart silver thimble
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About this item
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.
DATE: c. 1680 AD
SIZE: 17mm x 14mm x 15mm
WEIGHT: 5.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, in Derby.