THIMBLE MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE WEDDING OF QUEEN WILHELMINA 1901
This thimble was made by maison Alfred Féau in 1901 to commemorate the wedding of Queen Wilhelmina to Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg. The top was waffle dimpled and the band depicted the young child Queen playing with her doll, as a young woman doing embroidery and as Queen wearing a crown. The other side has the Dutch Royal Coat of Arms. It is stamped with the French boar’s head as silver hallmark.
The original thimble was made in gold and also in silver. A gold one housed in a special case was presented to Queen Wilhelmina, is kept in the Royal archives.
The thimble was reissued in 1970’s by Roger Lenain who had purchased the Feau company in 1964. The original mould was used but this time the sides had a polished finish (see photo).
See also :https://thimbles.host-ed.me/wisbister/Royal_thimbles.html
- royal coat of arms
- Wilhelmina as young woman doing embroidery