A 19th century French silver Thimble and Needle case.
A French silver Thimble and needle case, circa 1870, copying a 17th century form, struck with a maker’s mark – ‘HD’ in a lozenge and the guarantee mark for .800 standard silver. Gilt interior.
Good. Very minor wear to the gilding. The steel catch for the lid slightly bent back. The lid closes well.
Length [excluding ring] – 8.50 cm.; Width – 2.20 cm.; Weight – 26.50 gms.