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Rare Vintage Figural Scenic Sterling Silver Thimble Native American Indian, Cooking Pot, Corn
Rare Vintage Figural Scenic Sterling Silver Thimble Native American Indian, Cooking Pot, Corn
Rare Vintage Figural Scenic Sterling Silver Thimble Native American Indian, Cooking Pot, Corn

Material:  Sterling Silver
Size:  10+

Quantity:  1

This vintage sterling silver thimble features a very interesting design.  The background is made to resemble an ear of corn, with intricate textured rows of kernels.  Two figures that appear to be Native Americans, complete with loin cloths and feathered head bands, flank a fire and cooking pot, seemingly in some kind of ceremony or offering.  The thimble is nicely constructed;  lower band is highly polished and coordinates well with the large, polished cartouche.   Upper cap is very well made and substantial, with a similar highly polished band.  The overall design is really detailed and quite engaging, however this was difficult to capture in our photographs.

This thimble is not marked as to maker, material or size, or if it was, it is no longer discernable.  It is possible that it was made for the tourist trade during the 30’s - 40’s by some of the native tribes, as these items were often unmarked, but if so the silversmith was quite talented because this is a well made, well constructed, quality thimble.
To determine silver purity, and to rule out alloys, etc.  we acid tested using a high quality stone, thus avoiding damage to thimble and determined it is Sterling Silver.  This result was confirmed via a similar independent test.

Comparing the thimble to others that are marked as to size,  we estimate this to be a size 10 or possibly larger.

This sewing ~ quilting item is in exceptionally nice vintage estate condition.  This is a substantial thimble, it is not made from thin, light weight sterling, but rather a nice heavier stock.  It is free of holes, dents or any other kind of problems. The fancy engraved and chased pattern design remains quite defined.  Cartouche remains free of monogram..

A very interesting older, sterling silver figural, scenic, story, picture thimble, with an unusual Native American Indian motif.

Rare Vintage Figural Scenic Sterling Silver Thimble Native American Indian, Cooking Pot, Corn

$ 95.00

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