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Three Blind Mice Collectible Thimble Fingerhut Gift Set

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‘The Three Blind Mice’ Thimble Set

 

1609-2009

 

To Celebrate the 400th anniversary next year of the first publication of the 'Three Blind Mice' nursery rhyme 'The Thimble Garden' has created this unique thimble set.

 

The set consists of three blind mice pewter thimbles on a pewter base.

 

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

First published in 1609 it is believed that the origins of the lyrics to this nursery rhyme are in English history. The 'farmer's wife' refers to Queen Mary I, otherwise known as 'Bloody Mary' the reference to 'farmer's wife' alludes to the massive farming estates which she possessed and those of her husband, Philip of Spain. Mary was a devout Catholic. The 'three blind mice' were three Protestant noblemen who were plotting against the Queen - she did not have them dismembered and blinded as inferred in the rhyme - but she did have them burnt at the stake!

 This unique collectable is sure to become an heirloom of the future.

This set as been hand cast and hand finished from fine pewter in England by highly skilled artisans.

The set comes with a certificate of authenticity on which is printed the rhyme and a brief history

Set height approx 37mm. lenth approx 90mm. and comes carefully packaged.

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