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Razor / Toothbrush Dish, Transferware, Ironstone Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Antique

Razor / Toothbrush Dish, Transferware, Ironstone Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Antique

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  • Pattern: Unknown, Apples & Blossoms with Farmhouse Cartouche
  • Made in England 
  • Antique: 1870's - 1900 
  • Details:  A very old and very rare toothbrush and/or razor holder/dish.  This pattern with apples, apple blossoms and a farmhouse cartouche is not easy to find, we've looked everywhere but were unable to find the maker.  We have estimated the date based on the pattern being from the Victorian Aesthetic Movement.  We think this would make a very unique soap dish.  It is brown transferware and except for the typical ironstone stains, it is in great condition.  It would make a great gift for an Ironstone collector, a great piece for an antique inspired bathroom, but can also be used as a decor piece, or trinket dish.   
  • Material: Ironstone
  • Dimensions:  8.5 inches Long, 3.75 inches Wide (at its widest point) and 3.0 inches Tall including the lid and finial/knob.
  • Condition:  Antique - Used.  Excellent Antique Condition.  Except for stains, mainly on the bottom piece and the inside of the lid, this piece is in excellent condition considering its age. There are no chips, scratches or cracks. We understand Ironstone stains can be removed, but we did not attempt as many prefer the look of time-worn pieces.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
The Victorian Aesthetic Movement was a late nineteenth century movement (1860's - 1900) that wanted to emphasize the visual and sensual qualities of art and design over practical, moral or narrative considerations.  The supporters maintained that art should not be confined to painting, sculpture, and architecture, but should be a part of everyday life. The movement started small in the 1860's, in the studios and houses of a radical group of artists and designers, including William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  They denounced the sober morality and middle-class values that characterized the Victorian Age and embraced beauty as the chief pursuit of both art and life.  Japanese art had a great influence on Aestheticism, many of the patterns used during this time period included Japanese prints, screens, fans and other objects with asymmetric, bold and geometric patterns.  These tastes were also reflected in dinnerware with the use of transferware patterns consisting of nature, birds, flowers with inserted cartouches of buildings, animals, mountains and other scenery.  These were mostly done in brown, however, slowly other colors such as red, green, blue and even multicolor were used.  Although Aestheticism was popular with many people, it also became the subject of ridicule. The absence of a single, cohesive philosophy to bring all members together lead to many gravitating in different directions.  By rejecting tradition and focusing on self-expression, the Aesthetic movement is credited with setting the stage for 20th-century modern art.

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