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Offline jadegmh

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Hi All,
I wonder if anyone can help identify these pretty little flowers ... they appear to be ruby/cranberry glass and are about 4 inches tall and an inch and a half across the tops. Both are push-mounted into a silver plated leaf base. Any help will be really appreciated. Thank you all in advance.









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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 08:54:54 PM »
I vote table ornaments
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 10:56:44 PM »
My first thought was open salt cellar or dip.


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 06:43:45 AM »
Quote from: "RH.1"
My first thought was open salt cellar or dip.


I had a dream!  Yes, blimey, the boards are intruding on my sleeping now.  :shock:  :shock:   I might concur with RH1...could these be individual salts?  How fabulous!
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 05:05:09 PM »
Just a thought, but do you think that they might have been wall mounted ? Then the two curly bits of metal would make a bit more sense - maybe around a mirror or the like.

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Hi Taylog ...
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 05:11:16 PM »
I had thought that maybe but there is leaf detail on the underside. good thought though
And thanks to all for the help :o)))))


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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2005, 06:05:59 PM »
Could they be napkin holders?

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005, 07:33:24 PM »
There are Carnival Glass hair tidies too. We usually call them "Hair Receivers". My understanding is that the collected hair was sometimes used to stuff pillows or cushions - but mostly it was used to make hair "ratts". These were sort of small padded bags (a hairnet or similar would be on the outside), full of one's hair, that were used to make the hair appear more bouffant by padding it under the woman's hairstyle. As it was one's own hair, it looked natural.

Saved all that backcombing! I believe ratts are available today - possibly made differently though.

Glen

PS I think the little flowers are posies - maybe to be arranged on a table as individual floral elements, and possibly to match a similarly designed larger centrepiece.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2005, 01:49:56 PM »
Hi! These ruby pieces look like flowers bowls, or posy holders, to me-definitely Victorian era,& the distinctive petal shaped rim is apparently a registered design of Thomas Webb & sons,according to Cyril Manley's book Decorative Victorian Glass.They are very pretty,& would have been used as table decorations. Victorian art glass is my favourite type,& I feel pretty confident in this attribution.Enjoy these lovely items!

These items aren't hair tidies,& are definitely posy/flower holders.Wrong shape for hair tidies,as far as I know.Hair tidies typically had a rim which curved inwards,like the incurved crimp on a rose bowl(U.S definition of rose bowl.that is). Some hair tidies were cut glass with a silver lid,the lid having a hole in the centre for putting the hair into.Recently saw one like this on Ebay.This would have been part of a matching dressing table set-brushes,comb,lidded jars for lotions,etc. It does seem odd to save hair,but the Victorians also made hair jewellery-lockets with carefully arranged locks of hair inside with a photo,usually as a memento of a deceased loved one.The Victorian era was a curious mix of the sentimental & the macabre! Marinka.

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