30 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 475
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 600
An American gold and enamel thimble
The matted border with black enamel frieze enclosing a cartouche engraved with diamond set initials, C.A.D. -- 7/8 in. (2 cm.) high; and four further American gold thimbles including and example with cast scroll border and another with Greek Key border -- 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high and smaller (5)
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