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RARE Victorian Brass (nickel) Bath TOWEL BASKET hamper Brasscrafters/JL Mott vtg

$2,600.00 Buy It Now 8d, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rokkworks (5,284) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Princeton, New Jersey, Ships to: US, Item: 381795858871 Welcome! I pay the shipping charges within the USA. Signature will be required for delivery. Description ------- One (1), amazing, heavy -- exceedingly rare -- and absolutely original, antique, basket for soiled or dirty towels, likely produced by either the JL Mott Iron Works or The Brasscrafters , during the early 20th century. Basket is made from solid brass componants, not plated, not hollow tubes. No pieces can be removed, nor do any unscrew. The top and bottom rings are square stock and the uprights and curved bottom are round stock. There is a center disk in the base. The decorative balls are solid brass and permanently attached. The solders are all perfect and the solder itself, invisible. It does not attract a magnet at all, anywhere. Please note the unusual detail of a raised bottom, a neat and uncommon feature and a functional advantage - wet towels would not come close to the floor, and thus air circulation is improved. I've examined this piece closely for a mark or signature, and unfortunately I did not see one. Perhaps when this piece was stripped of its nickel (as was often done when the nickel became worn), the mark was buffed out. I show a similar baskets in an old The Brasscrafters catalog (the "Extra Heavy Floor Basket", lower right), and in a couple of pages from a 1908 JL Mott Iron Works Catalog "A" , and also, Mott Modern Plumbing catalog of 1914, which shows this type of "soiled towel basket" in use under a sink. (all catalogs are in the public domain) You can have this basket re-plated in nickel, or you can leave it as is and enjoy the nice old brass. Condition -------Excellent antique condition, with old, dark patina to the brass - has not been polished for a long time - some of my photos may make it look recently polished, it is not. Originally nickel plated, now none or just hints remain. No bends noted. No breaks, no cracks. No restorations, no repairs. No corrosion. Clean, odor free and from a non smoking home. SIZE ------- approximate size: 17-1/4" tall to top of balls on top rim, x 11-1/2" diameter top rim, overall. Marks ------- no markings detected. No local pick up. Guaranteed old and as described. Please check out my other things for more vintage bath accessories. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I pay the shipping charges on this within the USA. Questions? Please message me. International buyers: Please note - I do not falsify customs documents, or mark shipments as gifts, or undervalue items. Please be sure to check and understand all shipping fees and import charges prior to bidding / buying, as these charges are the buyer's responsibility and not included in the item's price. -(--o--)- We have a photo studio and take all our own product photos for our listings.All of our photos & descriptions are held in copyright, and cannot be used without our written consent or permission.Copyright © 2016 by rokkworks on ebay. All rights reserved. Condition: Excellent antique condition, with old, dark patina to the brass - has not been polished for a long time - some of my photos may make it look recently polished, it is not. Originally nickel plated, now none or just hints remain. No bends noted. No breaks, no cracks. No restorations, no repairs. No corrosion. Clean, odor free and from a non smoking home. All measurements given should be considered approximate., Color: brass, Maker: unmarked, Material: Solid Brass, Please note: Signature will be Required for delivery, Size: 17-1/4" to top of balls x 11-1/2" dia. Overall, Victorians called it a:: Soiled or Dirty Towel Basket

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