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18th Century Material Culture

Paraphernalia
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The
Beggars Benison
Society
Document Seal for Membership in the Beggars Benison Society
1746
(The British Museum)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Diploma
1746
(The British Museum)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Diploma
1746
(The British Museum)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Diploma
1746
(The British Museum)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Diploma
1783
(Bonhams)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Diploma
1783
(Bonhams)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Members Badge or Medal
18th Century
(Baldwin Auctions)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Members Badge or Medal
18th Century
(British Museum)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Medal
18th Century
(Baldwin Auctions)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Prick Glass
c. 1732
(Museum of the University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland)
Captain Blacks Beggars Benison Club Test Platter
1732
(The British Museum)
French
Riding Coats
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath with Scene of a Nun and Priests
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath with Paper Wrapping
c. 1790 - 1810
(The British Museum)
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath
c. 1790 - 1810
(Private Collection)
Sheepskin Condoms / Contraceptive Sheaths with Silk Ties
18th Century
(Christies)
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath
Possibly 18th Century
(Private Collection)
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath
18th Century
(Christies)
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Condom / Contraceptive Sheath with Paper Wrapper
Likely 18th Century
(Private Collection)
French Sheep Intestine Condom / Contraceptive Sheath
18th - Early 19th Century
(Private Collection)
A Crowd of People with Inflated Condoms
Attributed to George Townley Stubbs c. 1785 - 1786
(The British Museum)
Quality Control in a Condom Warehouse
Mid 18th Century
(Private Collection)
Pessaries
1775
(Private Collection)
Chastity
Belts
South German Chastity Belt
Late 17th Century
(Christies)
German Chastity Belt
17th to 18th Century
(Private Collection)
Chastity Belt
18th Century
(The British Museum)
Wrought Iron Chastity Belt
18th Century
Cowrie Shell
Likely 18th Century
(Wellcome Library)
Cowrie Shell
Likely 18th Century
(Wellcome Library)
Dildoes
Lyrics of: News from CRUTCHET - FRYERS.
Note: This May NOT be an Actual Broadside
(English Broadside Ballad Archive)
The SCHOOL of VENUS, OR THE LADIES DELIGHT....
1680
(Private Collection)
French Dildo
18th Century
(Private Collection)
French Dildo
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Dildo
Late 18th Century
(Private Collection)
French Dildos
18th Century
(Private Collection)
French Dildos
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Painting after Franois Boucher (17031770)
(Private Collection)
Frontispiece The School of Women
by Nicholas Chorier (1612 - 1692)
Polish Wood Tipped Leather & BristleDildo
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Tobacco / Snu
Boxes
English or European Brass Snu Box
Early 18th Century
(Lockdales)
Double Lidded French Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Private Collection)
Double Lidded French Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Private Collection)
Double Lidded French Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Private Collection)
Double Lidded French Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Private Collection)
Double Lidded French Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Private Collection)
Chinese Export Enameled Copper Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Cohen & Cohen)
Chinese Export Enameled Copper Tobacco Box
c. 1770
(Cohen & Cohen)
French Tortoise Shell Snu Box Depicting Francois Bouchers Leda & The Swan
c. 1780
(Steven S. Powers)
Chinese Export Snu Box
c. 1750
(Cohen & Cohen)
English Enamel Snu Box from Staordshire
Late 18th Century
(Millea Bros.)
English Enamel Snu Box from Staordshire
Late 18th Century
(Millea Bros.)
English Enamel Snu Box from Staordshire
Late 18th Century
(Millea Bros.)
French Enameled Copper Snu Box
Late 18th Century
(Blueberry Hill Estates)
French Enameled Copper Snu Box
Late 18th Century
(Blueberry Hill Estates)
French Enameled Copper Snu Box
Late 18th Century
(Blueberry Hill Estates)
German Enamel Snu Box
Late 18th - Early 19th Century
(Bonhams)
German Enamel Snu Box
Late 18th - Early 19th Century
(Bonhams)
German Enamel Snu Box
Late 18th - Early 19th Century
(Bonhams)
Jewelry
Cameo Ring
c. 1750 - 1800
(Peter Szuhay)
Beverage
Artifacts
Dutch Lead Glass Liquor Bottle
18th Century
(Private Collection)
English Colonial Silver Mounted, Coromandel Wood and Carved Coquilla Nut Erotic Toddy Ladle
18th Century
(Finch & Co.)
English Colonial Silver Mounted, Coromandel Wood and Carved Coquilla Nut Erotic Toddy Ladle
18th Century
(Finch & Co.)
Phallic
Artifacts
Italian Tin Glazed Earthenware Jar Decorated with a Winged Phallus
16th Century
(Private Collection)
English Tin Glazed Cup in the Shape of a Phallus
Late 17th - Early to Mid 18th Century
From: Taverns and Other Entertainments in the City of London? 17th and 18th Century Finds from Excavations at Paternoster Square
by Sadie Watson & Jacqueline Pearce with Anne Davis, Geo Egan and Alan Pipe
(Museum of London)
Tin Glazed Earthenware Drinking Cup in the Shape of a Phallus
17th Century
(Museum of London)
Alabaster Phallus on Dog Legs
18th Century
(The British Museum)
Anatomy Influences Architecture
French Draftsman Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757 1826)
(Private Collection)
"Engraved for Mr Knight's dissertation [?] from the Museum Romanum "
c. 1768 - 1800
(The British Museum)
Amulet
c. 1700
(Private Collection)
Wooden Priest Snu Box
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Wooden Priest Snu Box
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Wooden Priest Snu Box
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Wooden Priest Snu Box
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Phalliform Bottle
18th Century
(Muse National du Moyen ge - Thermes de Cluny)
Copper Alloy Spigot or Cock Recovered from Paternoster Square, London
Late 17th - Early to Mid 18th Century
From: Taverns and Other Entertainments in the City of London? 17th and 18th Century Finds from Excavations at Paternoster Square
by Sadie Watson & Jacqueline Pearce with Anne Davis, Geo Egan and Alan Pipe
French Wig
18th Century (?)
(Private Collection)
Medals
&
Jewelry
"Drawings from Spintriae medals of Tiberius"
Late 18th Century
(The British Museum)
"Drawings from Spintriae medals of Tiberius"
Late 18th Century
(The British Museum)
"Drawings from Spintriae medals of Tiberius"
Late 18th Century
(The British Museum)
Silvered Metal Plaque
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Cimon Nursed by his Daughter, Pero
by Jonas Umbach c. 1645 - 1700
(The British Museum)
Bronze Ticket for the Dublin Musical Society
I. WAS. IN. PRISON. AND. YE. CAME. UNTO. ME
PAUL - HALE
Cimon Nursed by his Daughter, Pero
18th Century
Bronze Ticket for the Dublin Musical Society
I. WAS. IN. PRISON. AND. YE. CAME. UNTO. ME
SR BOOTH GORE
Cimon Nursed by his Daughter, Pero
18th Century
Bronze Ticket for the Dublin Musical Society
I. WAS. IN. PRISON. AND. YE. CAME. UNTO. ME
MR ABR FULLER M
Cimon Nursed by his Daughter, Pero
18th Century
Bronze Ticket for the Dublin Musical Society
I. WAS. IN. PRISON. AND. YE. CAME. UNTO. ME
NICHOLAS COYNE ESQR
Cimon Nursed by his Daughter, Pero
18th Century
Grand Tour Glass Erotic Intaglio
18th Century
(Private Collection)
Spanish Finger Ring
18th Century
(The British Museum)
The Erotic Furniture
of
Catherine the Great
of Russia
Catherine the Great of Russia (1729 - 1796)
by a follower of Giovanni Battista Lampi
(Bukowskis)
Sex Salon Chair Owned by Catherine the Great - Destroyed by the Germans During WWII
Mid 18th Century
(Hermitage)
Sex Salon Chair Owned by Catherine the Great - Reproduction
20th Century
(Hermitage)
Sex Salon Chair
Mid 18th Century
(Hermitage)
Sex Salon Chair Owned by Catherine the Great - Destroyed by the Germans During WWII
Mid 18th Century
(Hermitage)
Sex Salon Table Owned by Catherine the Great - Destroyed by the Germans During WWII
Mid 18th Century
(Hermitage)
Sex Salon Table Owned by Catherine the Great - Reproduction
20th Century
(Cote France!)
Details of the Catherine the Great Erotic Furniture
Mid 18th Century
(Hyaena Gallery)
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