June Estate Auction
Antique French Millinery Flower Form Mold
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1900, two-part iron and brass mold with turned wood handle, used as a press for silk flower decoration often on hats, marked "Briançon" to iron for the southeastern Alpine city in France near the Italian border, brass mold numbered 476.
9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 in.
From the Collection of the late Dr. & Mrs. Henry C. and Barbara Landon III, Wilmington, North Carolina
Some scattered denting and scratches from use; some areas of rust; otherwise good condition.