Dating birks silver
There is a lot of motion and excitement in this miniature painting.Dating back to the 1800's, Henry Birks & Co was the Tiffany of Canada.No formal assay process exists in America so that silver thimbles usually have a size mark, a maker's mark and 'stg' or 'sterling' to indicate the fineness of the silver.
Some thimbles are unmarked because many countries, from time to time, did not require small objects to be marked.
"Birks" and "sterling" hallmarks on clasp, in excellent condition.
Tavannes, Birks Eternamatic, Tag Hueur Lady Diver, Elgin A-11 with WW2 military history Waltham car clock, running. For sale a Sterling silver overlapping sea shell/clam shell bracelet made by Birks (Canada).
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Some thimbles will not have marks and this makes them very difficult to identify with certainty.