Thursday, March 08, 2007
Not a thimble, part six.
But if it were a thimble, it would be the most insanely beautiful one ever. It is, instead, a "table box," which I imagine is a box that one plops onto a table, though I wouldn't have thought to call it that. It is five inches tall and carved from ivory and thimble-shaped! It is up for auction at Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco.
Auction Nitty Gritty from Bonhams:Update: Sold for $2,750 plus Premium and tax.