Very scarce and rarely seen antique porcelain hanging hatpin holder. This is such a rare piece, genuine and dating to circa 1890. This piece has a cornucopia form and is painted with beautiful pink, ivory, yellow, and white roses and lots of green leaves. The background and top are soft pink, and there are yellow and soft gray highlights painted throughout. The top and gently curving horn are gilded with Roman coin gold. There are twenty one holes for hatpins and a factory drilled hole on the back for hanging. It measures 6 3/4" in length and is in perfect condition with no damage or losses, and no wear to the gold gilding. A collector's item which you may never see again, these authentic hanging hatpin holders are among the very rarest of Victorian ladies' vanity items. We guarantee it's authenticity. Although it is unmarked, we believe that a piece of this quality and rarity is likely French Limoges or German in origin. It is very nearly identical to book pieces of hanging hatpin holders made by Nippon, but this one has quite a few more holes for hatpins, and we know Nippon copied many Continental porcelain pieces. It is exquisite.
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