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Jenner & Knewstub Posy Holder

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An exceptional piece of base metalwork; a horn-shaped gilt brass posy holder or tussie mussie, within the original leather-covered presentation case marked with the retailers stamp of Jenner & Knewstub, St. James's Street.

 

The sprung legs are almost invisible, so accurately is this piece engineered. When a tiny button at the base of the horn is pulled down the legs spring forth and divide allowing the holder to stand as a vase.

 

There is a finger ring on a chain and a pin to secure the posy.

 

After the wedding ceremony is completed the bride would take her seat for the breakfast and then be able to place this beside her as a table decoration.

 

English circa 1860.

 

Jenner & Knewstub were established around 1865 by Frederick Jenner and Fabian Knewstub. Initially located at 33 St. James's Street, from where this item was sold, they later moved to 66 Jermyn Street, sometime in 1862. Their work was shown at the International Exhibition of 1862 and again in 1872, Paris. 

 

3 1/8 in high when standing

 

Item Code: 4006

£ 1550

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