Rare Aesthetic Movement Toilet Set - Decorative Arts
Rare Aesthetic Movement Toilet Set
An exceptionally rare Aesthetic Movement Ladies' Toilet Set by Fischer & Mieg (Pirkenhamer), composed of raised gold "japonesque" patterns of birds and butterflies as well as bamboo and other flora. The base colour is pink, with most areas filled in with a frosted lavender-violet, bordered by wide gilded rims. One piece retains the original retail label from the 1890s for $360. Austrian, c. late 19th century.
The set is composed of large and small pitchers with wash basins, a wastebasket, three small boxes (one missing an insert), a bowl with a pierced liner, a cup, and a chamber pot. Additional photos and information available on request.
Height of largest pitcher: 16"