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Sweet and petite, this deep red bakelite thimble and needlecase ensemble is an art deco treasure dating back to the 1920s or 30s and measuring approximately 2 3/8" long. The thimble unscrews to reveal 3 miniature spools of thread around a cylinder for needles. I believe it is either celluloid or bakelite. A subtle black and gold deco hand painted design encircles it, and a hole at the bottom probably at one time held a tassel.
The case is NOT perfect...the thimble has been glued together after being broken. Also, some of the paint has rubbed off, though most is still amazingly intact as the pictures should illustrate. Still, this is a terrific piece that would make a nice bauble on a bakelite neckace or an interesting curio. Because it is not mint, I am offering this with NO RESERVE on this final sale auction (in mint condition,this piece would retail for about $85 or more). It would make a nice addition to any collection of vintage bakelite or sewing memorabilia.