thimble

Object

Accession Number
2008.005.045
Description
An unmarked porcelain thimble. The top is slightly domed and covered in knurling. There is a gold band at the top and the rim, between which is a hand painted yellow and blue butterfly on green leaves.
Narrative
Thimbles are designed to protect the fingers and give increased leverage while pushing a needle through fabric. In the Victorian period, thimbles were often highly decorative and used as collectible as well as practical items. 
History of Use
Unknown. The donor was a collector of needlework items and left this to Craigdarroch as part of a large bequest of sewing tools. 
Date
circa 1900
Dimensions
2.2 cm
Material
Ceramic, porcelain; Paint
Technique
Moulded; Painted; Fired

Related person/business/organization
Eileen Anderson (owner)