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Shaving bowl

United States or Europe

c. 1900


7/8 in x 8-3/8 in x 6-1/2 in


Brass, steel (hook)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number



 Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall Warner (Mary Corbit) Warner 


The oval "shaving bowl" appears to have been pressed into shape from modern sheet brass.  It may have been made originally as a dish to be used under another object.  The arc of material removed from a long side, presumably to allow the user to hold the shaving bowl closer, is a shallower curve than normal.  None of edges of the sheet metal have been folded for strength.