Victorian Ink Bottle with Porcelain Dolly Stopper by Katie Spragg
This bizarre but charming bottle-figure is an amalgamation of Victorian poison bottles and a gift shop souvenirs, illustrating the tale of Gertrude Kiwi’s arrival in England during WWII....
“Once upon a time we arrived in Harwich with the boat and got out. And just outside there was a small shop that sold chocolates with a small placard in the window that said ‘Gift Shop’. And I got very scared - ‘Gift’ in German means ‘poison’. I thought Oh my God they are going to poison us after all! ‘Gift’ became the very first word I learnt in English.”
Material: Glass, Porcelain and Cork
Size: 6cm high
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