This thimble is marked inside 'Alpaca Mexico'. It stands 7/8ths of an inch tall and is three quarters of an inch across the bottom. It is silver in color and in my opinion it is Mexican Silver. It's not marked as sterling or any other content, but I've never seen anything silver from Alpaca Mexico that was not actual silver. Besides, there are a couple others listed online that are unmarked but the seller is stating them to be sterling.
The thimble features a 5 petal flower that is Mother of Pearl. The flower is set into crushed turquoise. This would have been hand crafted.
Unknown exact date. It is from a large lot of decorative thimbles purchased at an estate sale. The shoebox they were in had a sign that stated the collection to be from the 1970s. It is pre-owned, but it's in excellent condition. There is one small flaw and that is on the top. The top has a hammered look and there is an area about 1/8th of an inch that is smoother than the rest of the top. You may be able to see this area in my second photo.
Buyer to pay USPS First Class Mail Parcel delivery charges from Arizona of $5.20.
SPECIAL NOTE about SHIPPING CHARGES: Twice yearly and again in November for the holiday season (so 3 times each year) the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based on weight and zip code. Now, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. This year's increases have added an additional 1.36 cents to up to $4.03 on packages. I try to absorb some of the new charges and haven't increased my shipping charges in three years. This year, unfortunately, I have to increase the shipping. I'll try to keep it reasonable and even absorb some of the changes when possible.
SHIPPING CHARGE INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.