An Exceptional Posy Holder by Jenner & Knewstub


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An Exceptional Posy Holder by Jenner & Knewstub

An exceptional piece of base metalwork; a horn-shaped gilt brass posy holder or tussie mussie, within the original leather-covered presentation case marked with the retailers stamp of Jenner & Knewstub, St. James's Street. 3 1/8 in high when standing
The sprung legs are almost invisible, so accurately is this piece engineered. When a tiny button at the base of the horn is pulled down the legs spring forth and divide allowing the holder to stand as a vase. There is a finger ring on a chain and a pin to secure the posy. After the wedding ceremony is completed the bride would take her seat for the breakfast and then be able to place this beside her as a table decoration. English circa 1860.
Jenner & Knewstub were established around 1865 by Frederick Jenner and Fabian Knewstub. Initially located at 33 St. James's Street, from where this item was sold, they later moved to 66 Jermyn Street, sometime in 1862. Their work was shown at the International Exhibition of 1862 and again in 1872, Paris.


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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