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This colorful cowboy is an old toothbrush holder. The toothbrushes fit into the large holsters hanging from his waist and into the top of his wide brimmed hat. He has rather large eyes and a scowl on his face. This piece could have been set on the bathroom counter or hung on the wall. The little tray in the front is for a tube of toothpaste (old tubes of toothpaste were much smaller than today’s typical tubes). All of the color is under glaze except for the bright orange paint. On the bottom it is stamped Made in Japan. This piece is so fun it could be used to add a little whimsy to a western motif.
It measures about 5 ½” tall and the base, although tapered, measures about 2 3/8” deep by 2 5/8” wide. It is in very good condition with generally minimal wear. The colors are strong and the paint is good. There is a chip on the bottom left front corner as shown in the photos. The way the paint is on the unglazed chip would indicate that this is a factory flaw but it is being noted and considered in the pricing.
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Vintage Toothbrush Holder - Grumpy Cowboy - Old Tooth Brush Holder
$68 USD SOLD
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