At one time, toothpick holders were expensive cases carried on ones person. Some toothpicks were personal items made of gold, silver and ivory. Other toothpicks were just whittled out of wood as needed. Toothpick holders as we know them today were not necessary until disposable wooden or quill toothpicks were introduced in the 19th century.
Toothpick holders were made of glass, ceramics, and metal. They did lose their popularity when Victorian etiquette frowned upon cleaning one's teeth at the table. In the 20th century, they became a collector's item. Today they can be found made of wood along with glass, ceramic and metal in all different shapes.
Imperial Glass Bellaire Toothpick Holder Vintage Purple Slag Glass #505
Vintage Imperial Glass Toothpick Holder. This vintage glass toothpick holder was made by Imperial Glass. IG's mark is on the bottom inside the holder. The toothpick holder is a purple slag glass. It is in pattern #505, aka Bellaire. It is approx. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". It is in good condition with minor wear and aging .
A Bobble Head doll has a head that bobbles or wobbles to and fro when tapped or jostled. These collectible dolls are also know as Wobblers, Nodders, Bobbing Heads, Bobbie Heads along with other names. They don't necessarily need to be a doll, they can also be figures of animals or even a set of salt and pepper shakers,
Typically when people think of bobble heads, they think of the sport figures, baseball stars. One might also remember the Hula girl bobble head seen in numerous movies, TV shows and commercials. The one I remember is the pig that always sat on the dash of my Mom's van.
However, bobble heads date clear back to around the 1760's- 1770's!! There was a painting done in 1765 of Queen Charlotte in her dressing room at the Buckingham Palace which shows 2 bobble heads in the background. At this time, bobble heads were Chinese figures according to the National Bobble Head Hall of Fame. By the early 1900's animal bobble heads were being made in Germany. From there they just grew in popularity and became a collectible.
Trinket boxes are just little boxes or containers to hold trinkets and/or other tiny objects. You can use a trinket box to hold your jewelry, small mementos, pins and needles, paper clips and maybe even small pieces of candy.
Trinket boxes can also be called decorative boxes, ring boxes, jewelry boxes, or even gift boxes. They can be made of porcelain, soapstone, alabaster, glass, wood and cardboard. They come in a vast variety of shapes, with different decorations, for different occasions.
Brevetto Perenti Flavio Trinket Box Black and Gold Metal Velvet Jewelry Box Italy
Vintage Metal Trinket Box. This vintage trinket box is marked Brevetto Perenti Flavio, made in Italy. It is a light weight gold tone metal with a black and gold design. Inside is a red velvet type fabric. It sits on 3 small feet. The box is approx. 3" x 1 1/4". It is in good condition with some wear, aging and tarnishing to the metal. The box is VERY hard to open, but it does open.
Otagiri Nautilus Shell Cobalt Blue Vintage Heart Covered Ceramic Trinket Box Japan
Vintage Otagiri Trinket Box. This vintage ceramic trinket box is heart shaped. It is in cobalt blue with a Nautilus Shell on the top. It is marked Otagiri Japan. The heart trinket box is approx. 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/8". There is some minor wear and aging .
Fostoria Jenny Lind Trinket Box Cameo Roses Milk Glass Pin Box
Vintage Fostoria Trinket Box. This vintage milk glass trinket or pin box is in the Jenny Lind pattern. It was made by Fostoria Glass from 1955 - 1965. The box is approx. 5" long x 3" across. It is in wonderful condition with minor wear and aging.
Curt Schlevogt Pink Blush Glass Powder Jar Vintage Trinket Box 1970's Art Deco
Vintage Pink Glass Powder Jar. This vintage glass powder jar or trinket box is by Curt Schlevogt. It is in a pinkish blush color.The jar has a band of flowers around it. It was made in the 70's as part of the revival of the Ingrid Collection. It is approx. 2 1/4" tall x 3 1/4" across. It is in good condition with minor wear and aging.
Hummel Wooden Music Box Vintage Trinket Box Kissing Girls Telling Secrets Cabaret Swiss
Vintage Hummel Wooden Music Box. This vintage wood music box is also a trinket box. It features Hummel artwork on the lid of 2 little girls either kissing or telling secrets. The music box plays Cabaret and was made in Switzerland. It dates to the 70's. It is approx. 4 1/8" x 3" x 2 1/4". It does play but does lag. The music box also has some wear and aging.