From Late Victorian England, a cast iron Aesthetic Movement money box, circa 1890. Behind it stands a much more modern West German vase, circa 1960. What ties them together? Both pieces are inspired by earlier Asian design. When interpreted (and modified) by Western artists, Asian design is called “Orientalism”—a movement very popular in the late 1800’s throughout Europe and The Americas.
These are part of my “treasures found” on my English buying trip this week. They’ll be in the shop, cleaned, priced and ready by the last week of October.
More from the road tomorrow.