I am so honored to present this rare find. A wonderful antique tussie mussie or posey holder with a stand up tri pod base. This piece dates from the late 19th Century and was of French manufacture.
What makes this so rare, is its ability to convert to a stand up model so it can be placed upright on one's table or dresser. It is made of gilt ormolu with a wonderful and intricate grape and leaf pierced design. The handle, also with the gilt ormolu, has a small circular pattern. The ball at the bottom of the base unscrews and the handle opens into the tri pod base, quite ingenious. There is a chain at the base with a gold ring to hold it on your finger when wearing out. The top has a large clip to allow it to be attached to your clothing if so desired.
Such a wonderful example of Victorian design and a remembrance of the innocence of that era. It is in fine antique condition, and a must for any collector. It has a length of 5 1/2".
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Antique Tri Pod Base Tussie Mussie Gilt Ormolu Antique French