Posted 10 months ago
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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.
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!!!!!