Vintage Caverswall, England Fine Bone China Thimble made EXCLUSIVELY for Harrods of London. Excellent condition with no damage to note. Hand-painted gold trim along the base and the letter "H". (c. 1980's)
Harrods is one of the world's most famous department stores and one of London's tourist attractions thanks to the wide assortment of luxury goods that are on display in a magnificently decorated building.
The history of this famous luxury store goes back to 1849 when Charles Henry Harrod opened a grocery at Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, at the time a small village just outside London. Just two years later, the Great Exhibition of 1851, which took place at Crystal Palace in nearby Hyde Park, brought many visitors to the area. Knightsbridge and Harrod's new store boomed.
His son (also named Charles) took over and quickly expanded the store, at the time known as "Harrods Stores". Harrods became known for its high quality products and excellent personalized service.
In 1894 the store was taken over by Richard Burbridge who had the store completely rebuilt. He also installed London's first escalator, in 1898. The current building was also commissioned by Burbridge. The impressive domed structure was built between 1901 and 1905 after a design by local architects C. W. Stephens and E. J. Munt.
Caverswall China has nurtured the skills of bygone generations in the making and hand decoration of fine bone china from it's inception in 1973. The tradition of quality and care that have been the hallmark of the potteries since their development in the 18th century are reflected in the close attention to detail at every stage of manufacture. This commitment to excellence has continued to be emphasised to-date.
This fine vintage English Caverswall bone china Harrods thimble measures 1" tall x 3/4" wide and is marked on the inside with CAVERSWALL ENGLAND and EXCLUSIVELY FOR HARRODS.
A2239 - CAVERSWALL Fine Bone China Thimble HARRODS, LONDON
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