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Antique Repose Sterling Flower Vanity Hair Receiver Jar by R Blackinton & Co.



Early 20th century R. Blackinton & Co. hair receiver jar featuring a high relief sterling silver repose floral design lid that has a hole to insert hair on a 12 panel glass jar. This jar would be look beautiful on a dressing table or in a bathroom. It could easily be used for cotton balls or to hold small nic nacks. Marked Sterling a B with a sword through the B 8223 R Blackinton & Co. of North Attleboro, MA - Founded 1862 and continued until 1967. Info on hair receivers according to "South Eastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine": Although rare today, the hair receiver was a common fixture on the dressing tables of women from Victorian times to the early decades of the 20th century. Its purpose was to save hair culled from the hairbrush and comb, which were used vigorously on a daily basis. The hair could then be stuffed into pincushions or pillows. Since hair was not washed as often as it is today, oils were frequently used to add scent and shine to hair. The residual oil made the hair an ideal stuffing for pincushions because it lubricated the pins, making it easier for them to pierce material. Small pillows could be stuffed with hair, which was less prickly than pinfeathers. But possibly most important, hair receivers made the creation of ratts possible. A ratt (sometimes spelled rat) is a small ball of hair that was inserted into a hairstyle to add volume and fullness. The ratt was made by stuffing a sheer hairnet until it was about the size of a potato and then sewing it shut.


  • Creator
    R. Blackinton & Co. (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)Diameter: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Normal wear for its age. The glass is scratched on the bottom and there are some flea bite chips along the bottom edge and one chip on interior rim.
  • Seller Location
    Miami Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1946316452181

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