French Tussie Mussie (flower holder) with gilt metal body embossed with grape clusters and leaves attached to mother-of-pearl handle with finger ring, c. 1860's. Has pin/spike inside center top with security chain for holding flower in place. These lovely items are quite hard-to-find and this one is definitely a beauty.
Dimensions: 5 5/8" long with flower holder section measuring 1 3/8" square.
Condition: Excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws reflecting only minimal signs of normal wear.