Collectible porcelain MOCKINGBIRD thimble with hand-painted gold trim depicting the Mockingbird bird on the front and a plain back on a bright white porcelain china sewing thimble body. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage to note. Estate item.
If you’ve been hearing an endless string of 10 or 15 different birds singing outside your house, you might have a Northern Mockingbird in your yard. These slender-bodied gray birds apparently pour all their color into their personalities. Mockingbirds sing almost endlessly, even sometimes at night, and they flagrantly harass birds that intrude on their territories, flying slowly around them or prancing toward them, legs extended, flaunting their bright white wing patches.
Look for Northern Mockingbirds sitting high on tall shrubs, poles, or utility lines. Around your yard, you can also look for them running or hopping along your mowed lawn. You may be able to first identify the presence of a Northern Mockingbird by listening for its song which usually mimics numerous other birds at once.
How do decal thimbles differ from those that are handpainted? A decal or transfer is applied to the blank thimble and the factory can then churn out more thimbles with identical patterns. Under a magnifying glass, a decal shows up as hundreds of small dots, similar to newspaper print seen under magnification.
This collectible porcelain china Mockingbird thimble measures 1-1/4" tall and is nearly 1" in diameter at the base. No maker's mark. Would make a nice addition to a bird or avian thimble collection.
A2332 - Collectible Porcelain China Thimble MOCKINGBIRD Gold Trim
$5.00 First Class Mail