Collectible English Finsbury bone china collectible thimble featuring the Arms of Canada - or the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, on bright white English china with a hand-painted gold band along the base. Excellent condition with no damage to note.
This vintage English china Canadian thimble measures 1-1/10" tall, 7/8" in diameter at the base and is stamped on the inside of the thimble with Finsbury China, Fine Bone China, Made in England.
The Arms of Canada, also known as the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, or formally as the Arms of Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, is, since 1921, the official coat of arms of the Canadian monarch and thus also of Canada. It is closely modelled after the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom with distinctive Canadian elements replacing or added to those derived from the British.
The maple leaves in the shield, blazoned "proper", were originally drawn vert (green) but were redrawn gules (red) in 1957 and a circlet of the Order of Canada was added to the arms for limited use in 1987. The shield design forms the monarch's royal standard and is also found on the Canadian Red Ensign. The Flag of the Governor General of Canada, which formerly used the shield over the Union Flag, now uses the crest of the arms on a blue field.
Finsbury China Ltd has been producing quality china collectible items since 1978, and they are the largest thimble specialist in the UK. Using the finest Staffordshire fine bone china, they are dedicated to providing quality collectibles.