Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Engraved 14k Gold Thimble

Prominent New York Family

Item Number C15005

This antique solid gold thimble is beautifully engraved with the initials of the original owner, "LHB," Lucy Hathaway Blood.  This piece is offered for sale by a member of the family and comes with a handwritten provenance.   They resided in upstate New York and were prominent owners of a Manhattan mercantile through the last half of the 19th century which folded in the wake of the Great Depression.  Lucy's siblings married well.  Her brother Alfred married a Farrington of Mayflower decent and a sister married one of the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont.  A letter written by Lucy in 1884 to her sister in law, Ella Farrington Blood, recounts her sewing efforts on behalf of her children.  A copy of this letter will be included with the piece.

This beautiful antique thimble is deeply paneled, scalloped and etched with alternating floral and paisley patterns.  It finishes with a monogram panel that is set like a stage.  The hand etched monogram is deep and fancy in a lovely Victorian script.  The tip is hand hammered with a honey comb shaped tine and shows no wear.  The inside is marked with a 9 (size) and 14k.  It comes with the original black leather presentation case that is lined with purple velvet and cord.  The case is worn and the leather overlay on one end is missing.  This is a fabulous set for any collector of antique thimbles and sewing tools.  Appears to have never been used, though light scratches can be seen upon close inspection. Excellent, unused condition with worn case.  c.1870's - 80's

14k gold antique thimble, monogrammed LHB

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