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.
All the best, Marinka.