Some of you may be able to research Anna and to find out how she was in France during this time, and how lucky we all are for her to have saved these 3 historically important items from the 1848 French Revolution. This item is a fantastic piece of history worthy of being in a serious collectors cabinet or museum for all to see. This small silk flower has red, white and blue petals with a green paper wrapped around a metal wire probably to be worn in a button hole. Check out the tri colour COCKADE pages on google of what the men and women wore during this time. It is attached to a handwritten note which states.
'The colours worn by the people in the Revolution at Paris in February 1848''. There is no name on the piece of paper, but this item came with 2 other items I acquired that all had hand written notes.
This handwriting is the same as the other two that were signed with the name A M Ridgway or Anna Maria Ridgway (please see my other French Revolution items that Anna collected during that time). I would think this silk red, white and blue flower was worn in a button hole during the Revolution, maybe before and after too. This flower including the stem measures approx 2 inches, the flower head measure approx just over 1 inch in diameter. It is good that people like Anna Maria Ridgway collected these memorabilia pieces so the people of today can be a part of that history.The flower has age and use wear some of the green material covering the wire on the stem is loose, but it's amazing things like this survive at all. A good genuine historical item from the French Revolution of 1848. Items are shown next to an English 1 penny which is 20mm (11/16th of an inch) diameter for scale. Once an item is the in the postal system any delays are out of my cont rol.
See the date it was sent. The item "Paris 1848 French Revolution Original COCKADE Flower worn by the People RARE" is in sale since Friday, October 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques".
The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Bedale. This item can be shipped worldwide.