Vintage European Silver Moonstone Gilt Ornate Italian Thimble in Orig Box c1930
A lovely vintage 800 silver thimble from Italy c1930s. This silver thimble has five natural moonstones around an ornately scrolled border. It comes in it's original red plush lined box. It is in Good+ condition. See all photos for close ups. This would make the best gift for the sewing collector or seamstress.
The thimble is marked 800 for Silver purity and Italy on the side (see photos). It stands 23mm tall (about 15/16") and 13mm opening (about 3/8"). There is a very tiny and faint makers marrk near the border that I could not get to photograph. I could not clearly make it out under 40X magnification. If I had to take a guess it might be (the Italian Hallmark 3 Star symbol and FI) for Niemann Arturo fu Giorgio in Firenze Italy. We did not over clean or polish as we did not want to remove the gold wash around the decorative band. The 5 cabochon moonstones measure .11 carats each for an estimated .55 total carat weight. They are a lovely blue opaque color.
I believe it is marked with a number 6 on the inside for size, but once again, the mark is deep inside the thimble and very small. Use the measurements we provided above if you need to fit this thimble.
This a lovely keepsake piece that will also make a gorgeous presentation thimble.