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Posy holder with an ivory handle and a finger ring - meant to be carried in the hand at a ball.  The pin skewers the posy into place.   The posy would swing freely from the lady's hand as she danced.

Posy holder with an ivory handle and a finger ring - meant to be carried in the hand at a ball. The pin skewers the posy into place. The posy would swing freely from the lady's hand as she danced.

A Victorian silver gilt posy holder of conical form with beaded rim above a band of turquoise beads, hung with chain decoration, the body engraved with Greek key and anthemion borders above another band of turquoise beads, on hinged tripod legs united by a chain, London, 1872.

A Victorian silver gilt posy holder of conical form with beaded rim above a band of turquoise beads, hung with chain decoration, the body engraved with Greek key and anthemion borders above another band of turquoise beads, on hinged tripod legs.

Portbuket is the common name of an accessory-holder for a bunch of flowers.

Portbuket is the common name of an accessory-holder for a bunch of flowers.

Bouquet Holder:  In the nineteenth century bouquet holders were considered both a fashionable ornament and a functional object. They were valued by the wearer as a symbol of taste, fashion and status. #garden #jewelry via @Smithsonian Gardens

Bouquet Holder aka Tussy Mussy: In the nineteenth century bouquet holders were considered both a fashionable ornament and a functional object. They were valued by the wearer as a symbol of taste, fashion and status.

Regal Antique Sevres Enamel Tussie Mussie Posey Holder Porte Bouquet from worldrarities on Ruby Lane

Regal Antique Sevres Enamel Tussie Mussie Posey Holder Porte Bouquet from worldrarities on Ruby Lane

Posy holder with a red coral stem, Prince of Wales feathers, and engraved 'Ich Dien' England, circa 1900 .

Posy holder with a red coral stem, Prince of Wales feathers, and engraved 'Ich Dien' England, circa 1900 .

Tussy Mussy bouquets, often created to camouflage body odor or foul smells of the street, became messages unto themselves. Flowers became a means of hidden declaration, ardor, rendezvous, or any other sentiment difficult to verbalize -- unbridled by general rules of refinement.

☙✿ The Language of Flowers ✿❧ example of a tussie mussie.

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