Jug and Basin

Soft-paste porcelain, gilded, jewelling and enamelling | 1769 (with later decoration)

Manufacture de Sèvres

Lavish porcelain jugs and basins were used either in the private lavatory, or during the toilette. Displayed on the dressing-table, they were were used for washing hands, as people had breakfast during the lengthy morning ritual. Although sometimes t...
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