Vintage English fine bone china souvenir thimble featuring a colorful depiction of BUCKINGHAM PALACE with hand-painted 24K gold trim along the base. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage to note.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 meters long across the front, 120 meters deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 meters high.
The Palace is very much a working building and the centerpiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy. It houses the offices of those who support the day-to-day activities and duties of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and their immediate family. The Palace is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organized by the Royal Household.
Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today. It is not an art gallery and nor is it a museum. Its State Rooms form the nucleus of the working Palace and are used regularly by The Queen and members of the Royal Family for official and State entertaining.
This fine English bone china souvenir collectible sewing thimble measures 1-1/10" tall by 7/8" high and is marked on the inside of the thimble BONE CHINA, GREAT BRITAIN.
A2529 - Vintage Bone China Souvenir Sewing Thimble BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON
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