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ÉTUI WITH THIMBLE

Made by: Louis Dee

Currently in storage


About this object

The etui is egg shaped and in the form of a stylized pig in the auricular style. The interior is gilt and has a removable spool for three kinds of thread and a silver thimble engraved with a snowflake pattern.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
ÉTUI WITH THIMBLE
Made from:
Silver -- silver gilt
Made in:
London, England
Date made:
1856-1880
Size:
7 × 4 cm (2 3/4 × 1 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.190.1-4
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK Etui on bottom section: Lion passant (guarantee of sterling fineness); Leopard's head (London Assay office, 1876-96); Date letter E (1880); Queens head facing left (Duty mark, Queen Victoria, 1847-1896); LD (maker Louis Dee); on top section of etui: LD; lion passant; date letter E; .2 thimble: Lion passant; mark of the Assay office of Chester; date letter s (1856); maker's mark C H
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973