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Shovel-shaped bedpan with a short cylindrical spout at one end, decorated with a mottled brown on yellow glaze (also known as a tiger’s eye or tortoiseshell glaze). Large circular opening on one side. Plain, flat foot.





Earthenware (lead-glazed)


Overall (H x W x D): 5 in. x 15 1/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (12.7 cm x 38.42 cm x 27.31 cm)

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Gift of Anne Madison Washington and Patty Willis Washington, 1965

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Colors (Beta)

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