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Thimble "toys"

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Thimble "toys"

Type: 
Perfumes
Material(s): 
(Left) sterling silver & crystal; (Right) Mother-of-pearl, gold & crystal
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Markings: 
none
Origin: 
(Left) Probably English; (Right) Palais Royal, Paris, France
Date or Era: 
c. 1820-30's
Dimensions: 
(Left) 1.5 in./3 cm. h.; (Right) 1.25 in./3 cm. h.
Additional Information: 
While the thimble lids were probably seldom used for sewing, these thimble perfumes were often given as love tokens or trifles.

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