Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850
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Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder Brazil, C.1850

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Antique silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1850. The holder in the form of an exotic bird surmounted on bud flower foliage branches on knopped stem in turn on circular pierced foliage and wriggle work base on three claw feet supports. The spread wings pierced allowing for cocktail sticks or toothpicks. Marks in base for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Disposable wooden toothpicks were introduced in the early 19th century; figural holders to display the toothpicks on the table became popular in Continental Europe, particularly in Portugal, Brazil and Italy. Height 7.50 inches. Bird wing spread: 4.00 inches. Item weight: 197 grams.