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Nippon China, Handpainted Hat Pin & Ring Holder, made in Japan.

Hatpin holders were made from 1860 - 1920. They were usually made from porcelain and decorated with florals or scenics. Some were even figurals. They were either handpainted or by transfer. There were taller holders that were used for the taller hatpins which were worn to secure the larger hats that were in style from 1890-1914. Some of the rarer types of hatpin holders were those made of glass, slag, or carnival glass. These are especially valuable. The holders were made by some of the major manufacturers of porcelain: Meissen, Nippon, R. S. Germany, R.S. Prussia, and Wedgewood.
Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1890s and 1920s, as music hall actresses like Lillian Russell and Lillian Langtry fueled the popularity of large elaborate hats without bonnet strings. Having originated in the 1850s to secure straw hats, hatpins became longer and more ornate over time (1910 was the height of hatpin length, with the stems alone reaching 10 to 12 inches).

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Hat Pin & Ring Holder 3 3/4"
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NIPHP3hprh 1 $84.99 Add to Cart
nippon hat pin holder
Hat Pin Holder 4 7/8"
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NIPHP2hph 1 $64.99 Add to Cart
nippon hat pin holder
Hat Pin Holder 4 7/8"
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NIPHP1hph 1 $64.99 Add to Cart
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