Collections Highlights – Hair Receiver

Hair Receiver

Date: 1870

Hair receivers were common on the dressing tables of women from the Victorian era through the 1950s. They were used to collect hair from hair brushes for a variety of purposes: making hair art, filling pincusions or other small pillows, or for creating elaborate hair styles. The hole in the top of the container was where the hair would be placed after removing it from the hair brush. This hair receiver is part of white porcelain set, hand painted with blue forget-me-not flowers, gilt rims, and ivory-yellow background colors. It can be viewed in the Master Bedroom.

Gifted by Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos