This is a marvelous, antique *Nippon porcelain * 'Hair Receiver' for your Vintage Bath, dresser or Vanity. This round porcelain, antique hair receiver is decorated with a gorgeous, hand-painted floral design in vibrant, jewel tones of various shades, including purple, red, blue, green and yellow on a creamy, white background, with elegant touches of gold highlights and raised enamel dots! This two-piece Nippon hair receiver measures 4 inches across X 2 1/2 inches high. It is in Very Good condition with no chips or cracks, though it does have one old tight, 'hairline' visible on the inside. Fairly minor - it does not compromise the piece in any way - even adds a bit of charm, perhaps! This Nippon piece is unmarked. A Beautiful, and very Decorative, impressive antique piece to display in your Guest Bath or on a Vanity! * 'Nippon' porcelain was made in Japan between 1891-1921. * Hair receivers were very common during Victorian times. After a woman brushed her hair each evening, she would remove the hair from the brush and place it through the opening of the hair receiver lid. She would save the hair for a variety of uses - For example, as stuffing for pincushions or small pillows, it was often used to make 'ratts' - a small ball of hair that was inserted into a hairstyle to add volume and fullness, and even some very Early Victorian era jewelry was fashioned from human hair!