A beautiful ultra-rare English. Pepper pot in the form of a sewing thimble, by the silversmiths and thimble makers James Fenton & Co , in lovely condition and with full English silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1892. Excellent quality genuine 124 year old example, (definitely not a modern re-production), a wonderful scarce collectors item, eactly like a thimble with its traditional honey-combed decoration and complete with its original unscrewable pierced lid for re-filling. There are no added personal engraved monograms or crests. I have never seen another! 1.55 inches (38mm) in height and is 1.15 inches (29mm) in diameter. Date English antique 19th Century Victorian solid sterling silver , with full English silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1892 , (date letter “s”). Excellent clear struck marks, with further hallmarks on the base and also has a date registration number Rd 206738. Maker , Silversmiths initials J. F, (James Fenton & Co). Condition Lovely condition , no splits or cracks, no solder repairs and no nasty knocks or dents. The threaded screw top is definitely the original and it screws up tightly. Superb very rare novelty thimble design and direct from a private estate. Superb scarce antique Victorian sterling silver miniature/novelty “sewing thimble” pepper pot. I have never ever seen another example, a great investment piece. Please wait until an invoice has been sent if you are unsure of total costs. Payments must usually be received within 3 days after the end of sale. We only sell genuine antiques and solid silver items and strongly recommend trackable posting. The item “WONDERFUL V RARE ENGLISH ANTIQUE 1892 SOLID SILVER NOVELTY THIMBLE PEPPER POT” is in sale since Thursday, July 14, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver”. The seller is “kentsfinest” and is located in UK. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Maker: JAMES FENTON & CO
- Product: ENGLISH ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER NOVELTY PEPPER
- Age: 1850-1899
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