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Antique Hair Receiver | Derby Silver Co Hair Receiver 93 | Silve Pl...

$49.99

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Beautiful little antique Derby Silver Plate Victorian hair receiver, hallmarked. This is a really nice little repousse' floral silver plate round hair receiver.

Derby Silver Company made all kinds of silver items, including mirrors, combs, clocks, tableware, flatware, cups, candlesticks, trophies, fruit baskets, dishes and more. The Derby Silver Company sold a more affordable line of plated hollow ware under the popular trademark of the Victor Silver Plate Company. Victor Silver Co. was the economical trade mark of the Derby Silver Company.

Although rare today, the hair receiver was a common fixture on the dressing tables of women from Victorian times to the early decades of the 20th century. Its purpose was to save hair culled from the hairbrush and comb, which were used vigorously on a daily basis. The hair could then be stuffed into pincushions or pillows. Since hair was not washed as often as it is today, oils were frequently used to add scent and shine to hair. The residual oil made the hair an ideal stuffing for pincushions because it lubricated the pins, making it easier for them to pierce material. Small pillows could be stuffed with hair, which was less prickly than pinfeathers. Compliments of http:\/\/www.go-star.com\/antiquing\/hairreceivers.htm

There may be significant plate loss due to the age of this, or it could just have heavy tarnish. I will leave the cleaning up to the new owner. Would make a great addition to any proper young lady's dressing table.

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