ANTIQUE HANDHELD TWO PIECE LADIES MINIATURE SPITTOONThis addicted collector is downsizing and I will be selling a variety of antiques and collectibles. Offered for sale is this antique two-piece miniature ladies Victorian spittoon or cuspidor. This little china or porcelain beauty has a floral design on the top removable piece and a handle on the bottom piece. The designs are bright and colorful with no fading. The white bottom is accented with a gold stripe, which has a very small area of light wear or perhaps it was never painted correctly originally. T is also a small area of gold missing on the handle but I think it was made that way. Under the glaze, t is a bump in the porcelain, but it was made that way. For an item this old, it exhibits very little wear. I think it has always been treasured by its owners and may have never been used for its original purpose. A lady could discreetly hide this little spittoon under her skirt or dress and then pick it up by the handle to use it. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. It measures approx. 3" tall and 4" across at the top. Cuspidors / spittoons were used by both men and women when chewing tobacco was commonly used. Not a great habit but t was no reason spittoons couldn't be decorative! The Victorians loved to do things in style. I've collected antiques for many years and usually only the larger size floor spittoons are readily found. I've never seen another small handheld one like this. T is no manufacturer's mark on the bottom. Great as a display item or you could put potpourri in it and use it in any room of your house. A lovely and hard to find piece of history. PLEASE READ AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS BEFORE BIDDING I work very hard to give an accurate and honest description of the item(s), but I am not an expert on the items I sell, just an addicted collector downsizing personal antiques and collectibles. Please look at the picture(s) and ask any questions of importance to you. All items are vintage or antique and appropriate age wear is to be expected. All sales are final so PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BID AND BEFORE THE END OF THE AUCTION. By bidding on this item you agree to the following. NO INTERNATIONAL SALES . SHIPPING - Lower 48 USA only buyer to pay for USPS shipping, delivery confirmation and optional insurance in the 48 contiguous states from zip code 48307. I do not charge a handling fee. Please use the shipping calculator (based on weight, distance, and size of the box) to determine the cost to your address. Since I am selling personal items, I do not final pack the item until it is sold and paid for. I weigh the item in the empty box and add on 1-2 pounds (slightly more if the item is large) for the weight of the packing materials and tape. I pack my items carefully, but seller assumes no responsibility for loss or damage incurred during shipping. Optional buyer paid insurance is always available. To save on shipping costs, I will gladly combine purchases if it is safe to do so. PAYMENT BY MONEY ORDER OR PAYPAL ONLY AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION OR A NON-PAYING BIDDER ALERT WILL BE FILED WITH EBAY AND APPROPRIATE FEEDBACK LEFT. Please ask all questions before you bid, and do not bid unless you are serious about, and financially able to complete this sale should you be the winning bidder. Ebay is meant to be a fun yet professional forum for trade among responsible adults, tfore please do not bid if you are under age, have hidden feedback, or negative comments in your feedback. I reserve the right to cancel final auction results if eBay has technical problems during the last 3 hours of the sale. All items are from my smoke-free, pet free and clean home, but I have no knowledge of their history before I purchased them. Thank you very much for looking at our auctions, and for your bids.