Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Man’s best friend

In celebration of National Dog Day the other week, here are a few of my favourite doggy themed objects from the collections:

Designed by Eero Aarnio for Magis in 2003, this polyethylene children’s stool glows in the dark. Fabulous.

1.    Glow puppy, AIBDC : 006725

Made of phenol formaldehyde, this unfinished cast dates to the 1930s.

2.   Dachshund knife stand, AIBDC : 007044

This dustpan and brush is aptly named as the German term Picobello which means 'spotless' or 'immaculate'.

3.  Pico Bello, AIBDC : 006668

Another brush but this time for clothes (presumably to get rid of dog fur?), the body of the dog forms the handle with the brush on its back. 1950s.

4.  Poodle clothes brush, AIBDC : 001215

The following object is included purely because I am biased to this breed...

5.  101 Dalmatians beaker, AIBDC : 000197

 ...my dog having a nap!

If you would like to come in and see any of these objects, or anything else from the collections, please contact a member of the MoDiP team.

Katherine Pell, Museum Collections Officer.

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