Shaving Basin

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  • London, England (possibly)
  • ca. 1710
  • Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
  • 1967-15

The unusual shade of the blue ground and the double comb ornamentation suggest a late seventeenth-century date of manufacture. Other basins with the same proportions and upturned rims with similarly painted instruments on a white ground date into the eighteenth century, however, and appear to be of London manufacture.

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