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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN NANNIES' SILVER PLATE BUBBLE BLOWER 1880 WITH ROYAL CREST

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    Posted 10 months ago

    vintagelamp
    (792 items)

    PLEASE READ ADDENDUM

    Initially thought that this item was an Antique Victorian era smelling salts vial called a "Lady Reviver". Used by English police officers. Fainting was a common occurrence in those days probably due to the tight corsets which were in fashion. The vial is made of brass with a silver plating. It holds a metal wand with a ring which was utilized to hold the smelling salt liquid under the victim's nose. The vial is 2 3/4" tall by 9/16" wide. It has a handle with a ring for a chain and the front has a crown emblem.
    But......
    Addendum: Thanks to Kyratango's great research, I am now convinced that this item is an antique "Nannie's Bubble Blower." It makes so much more sense to me than it being a "Lady Reviver." Thank you, Kyra!!!!!

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
      Vintage, you come up with the weirdest sh*t ! LUV it ! And Crown stamped.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 10 months ago
      Fascinating historical piece
    3. kyratango kyratango, 10 months ago
      Stunning piece!
      Are you sure it isn't young king Edward's bubble blower? ;-))
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-sterling-silver-onyx-1868828565
    4. kyratango kyratango, 10 months ago
      Another:
      https://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-1810748/antique-victorian-nannies-silver-plate-bubble-blower-1880-with-royal-crest.html
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      kyra,
      Well now, I am confused!!!! What made you search a "bubble blower?" I don't know which idea I like better (?????). It actually looks more like a "bubble blower."
    6. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      blunder,
      I love "weird sh*t!" I live for it!!!!
    7. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      Newfld,
      Thank you for the comment!"
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      This vial was identified in a BBC report and can be googled under "Policeman's Lady Reviver".
      Any more information will be appreciated.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 10 months ago
      Hi Vintagelamp! I first thought bubble blower when I saw the pic :-)
      Smelling salts bottles are one of my interests, and ladies of wealth wearing tight corsets carried their own, filled with inert salt and strong ammonia.
      This ring, if full of corrosive ammonia would drip on a fainting lady's nose! Just not convenient device for the purpose ;-)
    10. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      Kyra,
      Thank you so much! The big circular opening didn't make much sense to me either! I am just as happy with the "Bubble Blower," if not more so. All of the great research is appreciated. Now I must look for a real "Lady Reviver!"
    11. kyratango kyratango, 10 months ago
      Oh, not a big research, smelling salts bottles were common use, there was even spring operated lids for quick use of the vial :-)
      It is a fantastic find nevertheless!
    12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      Kyra,
      Still very appreciated! I love it just as well!

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