These Hand Made beautifully Etched Pair of Scottish Aesthetic Decanters stand 6 inches tall...we date them to 1870-1880. They are very solid little pieces as the glass is quite thick..... and they have fabulous Scottish Thistles and trees / foliage etched on the surface.These vessels do not have stoppers as they were used as decanters for pouring wines or ports into the glasses. The Aesthetic Movement (primarily 1860-1900) was an intellectual and art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for literature, fine art, music and other arts. This meant that art from this particular movement focused more on being beautiful rather than having a deeper meaning "art for art's sake". It was particularly prominent in Europe during the 19th century, supported by notable figures such as Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde, but more contemporary critics are also associated with the movement, such as Harold Bloom, who argued against projecting social and political ideology onto literary works, which he believes has been a growing problem in humanities departments over the 20th century. In the 19th century, it was related to other movements such as symbolism or decadence represented in France, or decadentismo represented in Italy, and may be considered the British version of the same style. The Aesthetes developed a cult of beauty, which they considered the basic factor of art. Life should copy Art, they asserted. They considered nature as crude and lacking in design when compared to art. The main characteristics of the style were: suggestion rather than statement, sensuality, great use of symbols, and synaesthetic/Ideasthetic effectsthat is, correspondence between words, colours and music. Music was used to establish mood.
NZ$ 225.00 including GST
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