|Grape and Cable Whimsey Hatpin Holder and Spittoon|
This whimsey made from a Grape and Cable hatpin holder has to be one of the most extraordinary pieces of Carnival in existence. It has been necked in toward the top, then the upper part spread into a small bowl with the flames flared out rather than in. It's the only one known and sold at auction in 2022 for $19,000. With the ladies' spittoons made from the powder jar bottom, however, there are several known. Found in marigold, purple and an even more rare green. A green example with rough beads sold for $4,000 in 1999.
Updated 9/12/2022 nt>