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Grantham Fine Ceramics & Asian Art Sale(#281020) 28/10/2020 10:00 AM GMT CLOSED

Lot 177 of 256: A scarce famille rose Chinese export porcelain bourdaloue, the cover with a spearhead border, floral sprays and finial over the body with a similar border and flower sprays, the handle with a heart shaped thumb-piece, 18thC, 23cm wide. Often mistaken for a sauce boat, a bourdaloue is actually a woman's portable urinal. In widespread use throughout Europe from about 1710-1850, the earliest examples were of Dutch delftware. The English referred to them as coach pots or slippers. Chinese Export bo

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Lot closed - Sold For:£550

Grantham Fine Ceramics & Asian Art Sale(#281020)  28/10/2020 10:00 AM GMT  CLOSED