Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Beautiful thimble at Zeeland Museum.

This insanely beautiful silver thimble is on display at the Zeeland Museum (Zeeuws Museum) Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands. The museum itself is located in an old Abbey and was recently (June 2007) re-opened after eight years of extensive renovations. The museum houses an extensive collection of local art and artifacts.
This particular thimble belonged to Sara van Reigersberg, given to her on her wedding day, 20 November 1594, by her new husband, Ingel Leunissen. Reproductions have been made with permission of the museum, in sterling silver, with and without the gold overlay, and are themselves considered worthy additions to any collection.

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