Monday, October 24, 2011
Malcolm Forbes' Queen Victoria Toilet Brush Holder
Maybe the Guardian is focused on the late Malcolm Forbes' framed assortment of Queen Victoria's stockings and bloomers because Queen Victoria-shaped toilet brush holders are commonplace, the country house water closet equivalent of garden gnomes. It's all news to me.
But I will bet you two shillings and a bob for the driver that those bloomers did not always stay in the frame, if you know what I'm sayin'.
Queen Victoria's bloomers up for auction [guardian]
NOVELTY EARTHENWARE TOILET BRUSH HOLDER moulded in the form of a seated Queen Victoria, Estimate £100-150 [lyonandturnbull.com]
PDF - Sale 338: The Forbes Collection at Old Battersea House [lyonandturnbull.com]