Antiquities / Vintage
Antique laundry equipment
Attributed to the Tarporley Painter: Calyx-krater (mixing bowl) with theatrical scene (24.97.104) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art ca. 400–390 b.c.; red-figure Attributed to the Tarporley Painter Greek, South Italian, Apulian Terracotta Three Youths
Cradle of the King of Rome This cradle was made in 1811 for Napoleon and his wife, Empress Marie-Louise, to celebrate the birth of their son Napoleon II. It was given to the couple as a gift by the city of Paris. It is silver gilt and is decorated with gold, mother of pearl, velvet and silk. Angels hold the canopy over the head and a bird sits at the foot of the cradle. Bees decorate the sides, as they are the symbol of the Bonaparte’s.
Vintage Tetley's Tea Tin
Chastity Belts (1400s-1930s) Chastity belts were designed to keep women "pure," preventing consensual and non-consensual sexual intercourse (and masturbation) by enclosing the genitalia in a shackle-like contraption. The belts, typically made of leather and metal, featured a locking mechanism and included small holes to allow urination and defecation -- but nothing else.
Astrolabe with geared calendar, ca.1221/22. This 13th-century Persian astrolabe is the oldest complete device with cog wheels known. On the front side it is an astrolabe, linked to the calendar by a gear train. On the back, the disc shows the phases of the Moon | Oxford, Museum of the History of Science
One of the oldest astrolabes.
How sweet... Stove/Sink/Fridge Combo
First Automatic Pop Up Toaster
The art and science of the microscope. So gorgeous! This microscope, made by Christopher Cock in London in 1665, was used by Robert Hooke of the Royal Society. Hooke is the author of “Micrographia” and was the first person to apply the word “cell” to microscopic structures. (M-030.00276, Photo courtesy of the National Museum Health and Medicine)