The toothpick holder was the reduction of the vanity and the arrogance to the most caricature form. Thus the Marquis of Franco is presented as a goose dressed in a coat. However, the factory manufactured other pieces with more simple and naturalist themes, representing farm animals and pets.
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Length: 130 mm
A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.
The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century.
Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.