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French Posy Holder of Silver

$2,395
5.38 in. H x 1.63 in. D
Inventory Number: P2019

A rare 19th century French posy holder or tussy-mussy of silver, featuring a six-sided flute and handle with etched foliate design. Including long pin and ring.

The posy holder is a lady's accessory in silver, resembling a small vase. It was  romanticized as a fashion ornament for a young lady to hold the flowers brought by a courting 'gentleman caller'.

To show her acceptance of him, she skewered the flowers into the posy holder with a long pin and wore the holder to a ball. Attached to her hand by a chain and a ring, it swung free while they danced.

French Posy Holder of Silver

$2,395
H 5.38 in. x Diameter 1.63 in.
Inventory Number: P2019


A rare 19th century French posy holder or tussy-mussy of silver, featuring a six-sided flute and handle with etched foliate design. Including long pin and ring.

The posy holder is a lady's accessory in silver, resembling a small vase. It was  romanticized as a fashion ornament for a young lady to hold the flowers brought by a courting 'gentleman caller'.

To show her acceptance of him, she skewered the flowers into the posy holder with a long pin and wore the holder to a ball. Attached to her hand by a chain and a ring, it swung free while they danced.

Details

France
19th Century
Silver
1
Excellent
Wear commensurate with age and use
5.38 in. H x 1.63 in. D

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