This wonderful old Victorian Thimble Holder is in the shape of a sailboat with a shell as the hull and a Mother of Pearl sail. The mast and rigging are brass with a very nice figure of an Owl on the bow and the pennant still flying from the mast. The brass thimble is held in a loop just forward of the tiller, and the sail has the inscription "A present from Skegness" and is hand painted with a pale peach rose and blue forget me nots, hand signed "Made in Germany. It was made around 1880 and measures 4"long,1 3/4"wide and 3 7/8" high and sits on a round metal base. The condition is excellent and it would certainly make a striking addition to any collection of Antique sewing items. Please be sure to click on photo for an enlargement and more pictures so that you can really enjoy this great item us and take a minute or two to check out some of our other treasures.