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Shaving bowl

Unknown1760s

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Slightly everted cylindrical form with pinched indentation at rim, two mask handles; white ground with blue, green, and ochre armorial decoration of shield surmounted by crown and flanked by two dalmations, and above star-shaped madellion; swags and foliate forms below rim and above base.

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Details

  • Title: Shaving bowl
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1760s
  • Dimensions: H x diam.: 10.7 x 10 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Shaving bowl
  • Rights: Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware

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