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Shaving dish, Chinese



Hard-paste porcelain

Width: 10in, maximum
Width: 13in, maximum

Museum number: B27

Curatorial note

The basin is decorated with figures; on the left two large jars and a seated figure on a chair (or throne?) at a desk. Lower right: a boy dancing, holding a pole. The wide border consists of gilt scrolls outlined in red/brown and cartouches containing red and gold birds perching on flowering branches. The raised lip around the rim is outlined in reddish-brown on the inside. Like the other shaving bowl in Soane's collection, B10, this is a Chinese version of an English form.

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk