SOLD to a collector in the US
This wall-mounted assemblage was constructed inside a 1950's Churchill Corona cigar box and framed within the lid of an antique jewellery box. Bizarley it is themed around teeth making it an ideal present for anyone connected with dentistry.
Most component parts of this artwork are over 50 years old and include a lovely poison bottle which contained 'Nervine' Tooth-ache Essence, a lovely old Victorian ceramic toothpaste lid, an original antique bisque dolls head and the Victorian box lid. The background is the 'tooth' page from a 1914 dictionary and the photographs are originals from around 1915. The piece measures 302mm x 205mm x 50mm deep.
In 1959, British singer and entertainer Max Bygraves had a huge hit with the song 'I'm a Pink Toothbrush, You're a Blue Toothbrush' ('have we met somewhere before?') A copy of the first line of the chorus with music is used at the bottom of the piece.
Churchill cigar box, Victorian porcelain pot lid, 1015 photographs, antique bisque doll's head, 1914 dictionary page, vintage toothache essence 'poison' bottle, acrylic paints. Victorian jewellery box lid.