Late Victorian Wash Basin and Jug
With the beginning of the 19th century and the expansion of ideals of personal cleanliness, the washstand grew in size and importance. A wash basin and water pitcher would originally have stood on a wooden stand, and been set in the bed chamber. In the first quarter of the 20th century, the wooden top of the washstand was replaced by marble.
This is a fine example of a late Victorian wash basin and pitcher. This pitcher and bowl was made for Harrods. Only the very wealthy would have shopped at Harrods; London's most upmarket department store.