Tuesday, June 30, 2015

All is Vanity Pill Case

All is Vanity Pill Case

This is an awesome Pill box featuring the 1892 "All is Vanity" Metamorphic skull design! It shows a beautiful woman putting on makeup and enjoying her beauty while the spectre of death via the skull illusion looks on. This great little Pillbox Case features a famous skull illusion design that shows both a Gothic motiff and also the Victorian era. 

Charles Allan Gilbert drew "All is Vanity" when he was only 18 years old. It was sold to Life Publishing Company in 1902 and the skull illusion drawing sold all over the world in postcard formats. C. Allan Gilbert's metamorphic drawing reflects on mortality with it's macabre imagery of both beauty and death. Truly Memento mori in design as well as showing the vanity of beauty at the same time. The complex nature of Gilbert's Metamorphic work has made this image one of the most famous in the world. This great Skull Illusion Pill box is perfect for your vitamins, pills, and medicines. 

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