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Shaving bowl

United States or Europe



7/8 in x 7-5/8 in x 4-3/8 in



Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, the David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

Solder in-fill occurs along the underside of the rim on one end.  The inside of the bowl has been coated with a clear coating of some kind, which masks some of the dents visible on the underside.


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


This crescent- or kidney-shaped bowl, called a shaving bowl in early accession records, may have been made originally for other uses.  The underside of the rim looks like it was once attached to something else, suggesting that the brass bowl formed the lining of a tray or something similar.  A 1/2-inch tab of brass has been folded over on itself and soldered to the middle of the back to form a hollow cylinder to accommodate a hanging ring or other attachment.