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ANTIQUE SILVER POSEY HOLDERS

The posey, or nosegay, or tussie-mussie, was a small bouquet of flowers worn as an accessory. The practice began during the middle ages, when the smells of flowers were believed to ward off diseases, but only grew popular in the UK and the USA during the 19th Century when the idea of floriography really took hold. Different materials have been used to make posey holders, however the most popular today are those made in silver during the mid Victorian period.

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j2063: Sterling Silver Posey Holder

Hallmarked In 1878

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1878 by Roberts & Belk, this very attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Posey Holder, or Tussie Mussie, has scroll pierced decoration at the top, and beaded detailing throughout. It has an attached chain with a finger ring and a pin to hold the flowers in place. The posey holder measures 6"(15.5cm) tall, by 2"(5cm) in diameter, with a weight of 1.4 troy ounces.

£1,975

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j5776: Sterling Silver Posey Holder

Hallmarked In 1869

Hallmarked in London in 1869 by Alexander Macrae, this stunning, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Posey Holder, or Tussie Mussie, is gilt, and is wonderfully decorated with engraved and blue enamel detailing, and a bead border. The posey holder measures 5"(13cm) tall, by 2”(5cm) in diameter, and weighs 2.5 troy ounces.

£3,975

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