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This week for Show & Tell I thought I would show you some favorite pieces in my milk
Hand pieces, I am starting to get quite a few of them.
Here they are altogether in my china hutch.
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The one on the left with painted details has a holder behind the fan, either used for toothpicks or calling cards. The one on the right, tiny and probably like a little bud vase or toothpick.
I actually saw one of these with all the details painted recently and got so excited.
Would have bought it but had bad big chips out of all sides of the base.
If I ever find one painted in excellent condition I will grab it up!
Both here are original but one is Victorian era old and one is newer with a mold probably purchased
by Westmoreland later.
Can you tell which is older and which is newer?
The top Hand with Fan dish is a rare item and a favorite of mine.
It was a birthday gift from a friend who had always seen me look at it in this one shop
when we antiqued together. I love it!
Notice the mold work on the end of the fan blades, made to look like feathers.
The other two little hand trays, one is old and one is new reproduction ( but I bought it for only 50 cents).
Can you guess which one is original and which is reproduction or newer?
This is a hard piece to find and covered dishes of any kind that are original and not
reproductions are very sought after and collectible.