Barber's Basin


Small, elongated oval basin with crescent cutout along one side of the single-reeded rim; made of a single piece with flared sides and flat bottom, no foot ring. Bottom underside struck with three marks: a crowned badge at center between what appear to be two pairs of raised, conjoined script letters in a textured oval.

Date Made: 1750 - 1800

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: EnglandAssociated Place: United States

Subject: Personal AccessoriesPersonal Hygiene


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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.388673Catalog Number: 388673Accession Number: 182022

Object Name: basin, barber's

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 8 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 4.445 cm x 20.6375 cm x 14.2875 cm


Record Id: nmah_300559

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