Toilet Casket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1870-1887

GUSN

GUSN-28384

Description

Elongated, earthenware box with cover. Dark green transfer-printed chain of interlocking links and band of fluer de lis on both box and cover. Transfer-printed on the interior bottom of the box is a round medallion made of a banner with "Marine" printed on it and laurel and oak branches encircling an anchor with crown over it. The cover has pierced holes and a shell-shaped knop. The box has two interior dividers.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

toilet caskets
toilet sets (dresser sets)
earthenware
transfer printing
molding (forming)
piercing
Product, ShavingCase, RazorCase, Razor

Inscription

"[anchor over round medallion] / DAVENPORT LONGPORT STAFFORD RE [printed around medallion] / 30 CANNING PLACE / LIVERPOOL /82 FLEET STREET / LONDON [in shield inside medallion]" (printed)
[illegible text circling anchor and number] "3" (impressed)

Maker

Davenport (Maker)

Location of Origin

Longport / Staffordshire, England

Object Type

Toilet Articles; Hair Care Artifacts

Dimensions

3 x 8 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Catherine Weld Faucon

Accession Number

1918.1168AB