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This is a gorgeous antique Villerory and Boch white porcelain wash basin made in Germany. elegant and generous in size this bowl features pale sepia brown transferware flowers on the interior and beautifully simple fluting and relief decoration on the exterior. It's hallmarked Royal with a line below the word and V & B below that line:
V & B
Before the invention of sinks with plumbing people used wash basins and pitchers which usually sat on or in a wash stand placed in the bedroom or bath. these wash basins were made fairly large in size to accommodate a good amount of water for bathing with. The size of this bowl is extra lovely, as it really commands attention. In beautiful condition with no chips, or cracks.
The basin's measurements are 16" across the top x 5" h

Villeroy & Boch AG has been one of Europe's top names in household and architectural ceramic goods for more than 250 years-- here's some history on the company for you...

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