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Toilet Casket

1918.1168AB (RS213615)

Description

Elongated, earthenware box with cover. Dark green transfer-printed chain of interlocking links and band of fluer de lis on both box and cover. Transfer-printed on the interior bottom of the box is a round medallion made of a banner with "Marine" printed on it and laurel and oak branches encircling an anchor with crown over it. The cover has pierced holes and a shell-shaped knop. The box has two interior dividers.\n

Details

Label
Loaned to Fitchburg Art Museum. September 2000 to September 2002. Exhibition: Ceramics: Art, Industry and Craft.
Maker
Davenport (Maker)
Date
1870-1887
Inscriptions
"[anchor over round medallion] / DAVENPORT LONGPORT STAFFORD RE [printed around medallion] / 30 CANNING PLACE / LIVERPOOL /82 FLEET STREET / LONDON [in shield inside medallion]" (printed)
[illegible text circling anchor and number] "3" (impressed)
Location of origin
Longport / Staffordshire, England
Material
earthenware
molding (forming)
piercing
transfer printing
Object type
Toilet Articles; Hair Care Artifacts
Descriptive terms
Case, Razor
earthenware
molding (forming)
piercing
Product, Shaving
toilet caskets
toilet sets (dresser sets)
transfer printing
Dimensions
3 x 8 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.1168AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Catherine Weld Faucon
GUSN
28384

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