19th Century French Gilt Ormolu Tussie Mussie / Posy Holder c.1880

19th Century French Gilt Ormolu Tussie Mussie / Posy Holder c.1880

Code: FA1560

£225.00 Approx $285.17, €263.47
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A very pretty small gilt metal "tussie mussie" posy holder with original securing pin on chain and a looped clip at the back to attach to clothing or a purse.  The body is formed from scrolled filigree panels with embossed acorns and pierced embossed sections with floral decoration. The tail is tightly coiled with a finely detailed textured pattern. Unmarked, French, c.1880.

It measures 8.5cm (3 3/8") long and 2cm (3/4") wide. It weighs 18g.
 
In excellent condition with no damage or repair; there isn't any sign that it had a finger loop originally and the clip at the back also suggests this was not a hand held posy holder. Minor handling wear only.