While the celluloid piece dates to the 1930s or so, I decorated this holder with a bit of vintage rayon ribbon and a GENUINE Antique Victorian Die Cut! The die cut would have originally been on a calling card and the piece has the sentiment SWEET REMEMBRANCE as well as a hand stroking the neck of a white Dove. The accompanying rayon ribbon decoration is a pale aqua.
Condition: Excellent with no stains, burns, etc. on the outside. The inside is a bit dusty; the bottom has a few spots that look like glue residue. A bit of GOO GONE should do the trick in cleaning off.
Size: Stands 3-5/8" high. Length at the base is 3", width is 2" at the base. The die cut measures about 3" x 1-7/8".
Final Comments: The holder might have held a container of talcum or toothpaste powder - it might have been a toothbrush holder. It can certainly be used today as a small ornamental vase (I used paper flowers in my display) or a container to hold pens. What it cannot do is hold anything that might be "wet" - water would destroy the design. Hopefully someone will like this little item enough to give it a home!