An antique sterling silver cutwork thimble case originally made to attach to a Victorian chatelaine. Wonderful to handle, this piece suits a long necklace chain beautifully.
The thimble case is beautifully decorated with a fitted, hinged cap and the inside has a central spindle to hold a thimble.
+ All the details
The case has the stamp 'F&S' inside a pennant and 'STERLING'; this is the stamp of Foster & Bailey, American silversmiths.
Cylindrical in shape. 1 inch High with a diameter of .86 inches or 25 x 22mm.
Weight: 8.5 gms (without the chain)
Condition: Excellent. Only minor surface wear, no cracks or splits. The top clicks firmly closed and stays closed, the hinge is excellent.
Presented on a new stainless steel chain, 34 inches (86cm) long - stainless steel is hypoallergenic and the color suits aged silver very well. Shown on a life size torso in image #3.
Superb as a long chain pendant, beautiful to handle - this is a rather amazing piece of sewing history. A unique
+ Please note: the shipping on this piece is via International Courier - hence the high shipping rate. Delivery target is 5-6 working days Worldwide.
1-2 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
We offer a 6 week layaway on items over $100 with a 1/3rd initial deposit and two further payments over the next 6 weeks.
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Meeting this target can be dependent on border controls at destination.
*Note: Sales to Australia are automatically shipped via Courier with a target delivery time of 2-6 working days, trackable all the way.
I gift wrap all purchases, you'll see a sample of Closetgothic wrapping on our About page. Talk to us if you have any special requirement - I am most happy to hand write a note on request.
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Tracking is provided for most countries. This can depend on the individual country's postal service and their resources. Your purchase is insured during transit.