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WILLIAM & MARY Silver Needle and Thimble Case. Circa 1690

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Extremely well-fashioned and decorated WILLIAM & MARY silver needle and thimble case.
The maker's mark 'APD' in a monogram is stamped on the inside of the lid. Circa 1690.

The case has a tapering form with engraved contemporary decoration. The thimble section has a hinged cover which fits tightly. The case has a ring attachment and a push button clasp. The engraving is striking and in good condition throughout. Both hinge and clasp are in good working order.

A Private collection.
Alastair Dickenson Ltd.
Lawrences, Crewkerne, Silver Sale, 11th October 2011 lot number 1484.

Length: 2.8 inches (7cm)
weight: 0.37 troy ounces (11.5 grams)
The ring on the lid is slightly bent but otherwise the case is in extremely good condition.