Earthenware; Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm), H. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Bostonian Society/Old State House Museum (Boston, Mass.), 1930.16
This shaving bowl, designed to be held beneath his chin by a man who is being shaved by a servant or barber, is decorated in the kind of loosely oriental patterns that were popular at every level of European society during the 18th century.