Virtual Museum » Early Bottles, to 1836 » Thimble "toys", (Left) Probably English; (Right) Palais Royal, Paris, France, c. 1820-30's
(Left) sterling silver & crystal; (Right) Mother-of-pearl, gold & crystal
(Left) Probably English; (Right) Palais Royal, Paris, France
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(Left) 1.5 in./3 cm. h.; (Right) 1.25 in./3 cm. h.
While the thimble lids were probably seldom used for sewing, these thimble perfumes were often given as love tokens or trifles.