Seller: elegant.arts (20,785) 100%, Location: Midlothian, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 253531847037 Antique Gilded Silver Chatelaine Thimble Egg & Thimble Continental * Circa 1880 This little antique gilded silver egg unscrews in the middle and holds a gilded thimble. The egg tests 800/1000 pure silver and the thimble does not. The egg has all over embossing in a very French floral pattern. The thimble is an unusual one, tall with floral engraved sides and fine knurling on the top. The condition is excellent with no holes or other damage. It's about an American size 8 (14.9 mm diameter opening) and is 1" tall. The case is also in excellent condition with no dents or damage and it screws together securely. It has a ring on top to attach it to a ribbon or chatelaine. It would make a lovely necklace. The egg measures 1 1/2" long and 7/8" in diameter. I stand behind everything that I offer and guarantee that it is exactly as presented. ** Full Insurance is included in the low shipping price for all of my auctions. ** I accept payment through PayPal, eBay or a check. TCI Thimble & Needlework Tools Convention Washington, DC August 15-18, 2018 Don't miss out on the thimble and needlework tools convention in Washington, DC this year (Aug. 2018). In order to attend you need to join TCI (Thimble Collectors International). There are informative seminars about thimbles and needlework tools, a great sales mall and auction and the camaraderie of other collectors. I wouldn't miss it. The members benefits on the website are also outstanding. They have dozens of research articles, hundreds of fake and repro items to look out for and a comparative price section for needlework tools and thimbles that lists years of eBay sales. You will also get an excellent quarterly magazine. Check them out at thimblecollectors dot com. Condition: Excellent condition. Please be sure to scroll down to see the description and larger photos.