Category Archives: Bibelots

Aspects of Small Ornamental Personal Possessions

Of Vinaigrettes: Necessities or Toys?

Even before the Regency began, these redolent objects were carried by a great many ladies, and even a few gentlemen. Fortunately, by the beginning of our favorite decade, they had become much smaller than had been necessary in previous centuries. … Continue reading

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Tunbridge Ware Through the Regency

Though small decorative wooden objects had been made in the Tonbridge area for well over a century before the Regency, the style of that art form was just entering a period of transition during our favorite decade. For that reason, … Continue reading

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Thimbles:   Drab Dross or Tiny Treasures

Thimbles had been in use around the world for several millenia by the time the Prince of Wales became Regent of England. But by the Regency, they were no longer just simple implements which many needleworkers used to protect their … Continue reading

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For Love or Death:   Locket Rings

Locket rings had been in use for more than two hundred years before the Regency began. But the purposes of those special, often secretive rings had evolved over the course of those two centuries so that, by the Regency, they … Continue reading

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Some Secrets of Glass Rolling Pins

From the last decades of the eighteenth century, right though the Regency, a vast number of decorative rolling pins were made in Britain. They were all made of glass and most were produced in the many glass works located in … Continue reading

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Screw Medallions for Ladies

Really?!   Do get your mind out of the gutter!   Though these lovely little objects do have their secrets, they are not at all what you think they are! And once you know more about them, you may well … Continue reading

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Voluntary Prison Chains

Though it may seen rather odd to many of us today, for a time during the Regency, the wearing of prison chains was a conceit in vogue among some members of the social elite of England. Of course, those popular … Continue reading

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