19th Century Victorian Engraved Plush Velvet Sewing Box Thread Tray
An endearing child's sewing thimble dating from the Victorian, 19th century. The #5 thimble is probably metal or silverplate with brass trimming. Except for the #5 on the brass band there are no other markings or hallmarks.
It was found in a small cardboard jeweler's box, placed there for safe keeping, with a written note on the bottom of box "Marjorie's first thimble". Printed label on the box indicates Louis W. Otto, Jeweler, 111 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, In. Possibly the thimble was purchased from this jeweler.
Size of the thimble is 5/8" tall x 1/2" in diameter.
Condition: Even though used is very nice.