DescriptionThe Museum’s collection includes a transfer-printed “moon flask” made at the Doulton factory about 1878–82. Typical of the Aesthetic movement, the asymmetrically placed foliage and stylized fruit reflect the popularity of Japanese motifs in England during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. Our watch is based on the decorative imagery on the original flask.
Resin case. Silicone strap bracelet. Ceramic face, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/2''L (adjustable).
- Resin case
- MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS
- Silicone strap bracelet
- Ceramic face with Swarovski™ crystals
- Quartz movement
- Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/2''L (adjustable)
Art HistoryThe Aesthetic movement in England, which lasted from the 1860s through the 1880s, rejected nineteenth-century revivalism and approached interior design and life itself as a multisensory experience. Following the dictum “art for art’s sake,” Aestheticism quickly became fashionable among the middle classes. Borrowing from Western and non-Western sources, the avant-garde Aesthetes sought to create a sophisticated ambience, filling their spaces with such objects as inexpensive Japanese fans, blue- and-white porcelain, sunflowers, and images of peacocks.