Antique Victorian C1891 Mechanical Turtle Chrome On Cast Iron Spittoon Cuspidor
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Antique Victorian C1891 Mechanical Turtle Chrome On Cast Iron Spittoon Cuspidor :
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN C1891 MECHANICAL TURTLE CHROME on CAST IRON SPITTOON CUSPIDOR
Golden Novelty Co. * Orig Chrome Finish * Estate Rarity
Here is your opportunity to add a Rare Victorian era mechanical Spittoon cuspidor in a huge figural Turtle shape to Your collection. Fresh to market from a private collectors Estate and listed herein a sale to the highest buyer! If youhave been lucky enough to spot one of these Golden Novelty Mfg. Co.Turtlespittoon's before, I am sure it has been in an ageworn Cast Iron and Not in it's original Chrome plated cast Iron condition....which is exactlywhat You have here!! Please note these or any original Chrome Plated Turn of the Century steampunk decorative items are exceedingly Rare and always bring a premium at any sale. Spitton measures 14-1/2" head to tail, 11-1/4" wide and sits approximately 5-1/2" tall. Articulated form, when you step on turtLe's head, it's shell which forms the Lid of cuspidor raises. Conversely, if you choose to display thispiece as a countertopfigural box, Humidor, and ember or Ash box or a Candy or Nut dish ~ if you lifttherepoussed Chrome plated Tin shell, Turtles head moves downwards. However You choose to display this ImmenseTurtLe, you will have a Showpiece!!I have not cleaned norpolished turtle in anyway, and as you cansee a majority of the uncovered area's arestill reflective. Please see pictures, as I do not think the condition could be any better!! Signed as pictured for you, Golden Novelty Co. ,PATD Nov 30 1891 CHICAGO ILL.
An article in the January 1896 edition of the Home Furnishing Review, advertises this Turtle Cuspidor to the careful Housewife. It states that due to the offensive nature of spittoons, the 'Turtle' is touted as Genius in that it is not only cLeanly in itself, but a positive Ornament to the "Queens Parlor".
TurtLe was found at estate sale in an impeccable ladies home that owned a lot of beautiful Victorian items. We purchased some of these items which will be listed over the next several weeks.
Cuspidor will ship via USPS Priority mail with Tracking/Insuranceanywhere within the US for $40.00. International buyers are encouraged to contact me regarding shipping and Insurance costs which may vary depending on destination Country. All Import taxes are the responsibilty of the winning buyer, are dependant on your Country and are not part of the shipping costs.