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Silver posy vase, ca. 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

The silver vase, which can be carried for a dance or cotillion or used as a standing vase, has its own leather case that is lined in satin.

The vase has a pin that is used to hold a flower in place. The pin is on a chain and goes through a hole in the upper edge of the vase. It also features a spring loaded flap inside at the bottom to hold a cloth or sponge with water to help keep the flowers fresh and to keep the moisture from spilling out.

The vase belonged to a member of the Thompson family.

Other Information


  • Title: Silver posy vase, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silver, leather, satin
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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