London, South Kensington
28 - 29 November 2006
A CHARLES II SILVER COMBINED THIMBLE & NEEDLE CASE,
MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF "IA" CROWNED, CIRCA 1680,
Engraved with stiff leafage, hinged cover to thimble compartment engraved with flower-head & small hinged cap to needle container, inscribed "MB" over "10", suspension loop at top, 3 in. long (7.8 cm.).
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See p.141, "Investing in Silver" by Eric Delieb (1967) for a similar example by the same maker.
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