Post-Medieval William IV 'Chester 1835' Silver Thimble 018712

Post-Medieval William IV 'Chester 1835' Silver Thimble 018712
Post Medieval William IV 'Chester 1835' Silver Thimble
Silver, 4.43 grams, 25.17 mm. 1835 AD. A delicate silver thimble with radiating 'starburst' decoration on the side and top. The rim is turned, with a plain band above featuring stamped symbols. The centres of some of the starbursts have been pierced. The stamped hallmark symbols are a capital 'B' in a cartouche; maker's mark 'JT&S' in a rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle for Sterling silver; three sheaves and a sword on a heater shield, the mark for Chester assay office; capital R in a cartouche, the style of which is for the year 1835 (other appearances of date letter 'r' are script, gothic or lower case). Reference: McConnel, B. The Collector's Guide to Thimbles, London, 1996, p.81. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.


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