Model sink, London, England, 1815-1900

Made:
1815-1900 in Lambeth
maker:
Royal Doulton Limited
Model wash basin, one of four sanitary ware models by Doulton, 19th century Black background.

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Model wash basin, one of four sanitary ware models by Doulton, 19th century Black background.
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Model sink, one of four sanitary ware models by Doulton, 19th century

Made by the famous ceramic company Doulton, this model sink may have been used by travelling salesmen or displayed in an exhibition teaching the public about cleanliness. The health dangers of not washing hands after going to the toilet or before preparing and eating food is common knowledge today but this was not the case throughout much of the 1800s. Hand-washing can prevent the spread of disease.

Details

Category:
Ceramics
Object Number:
1981-2040/4
type:
model
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication