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Rare French Ceramic Wash Basin & Chamber
for Child or Bebe Doll
Sarreguemines France Germany late 19th early
This is a rare ceramic
wash set made for a child or a life-size bebe doll. The wash basin measures a
generous 13 1/4" in diameter and stands 4” tall. The chamber pot measures
8” in diameter (10” including the handle) and stands 6” tall. The set is made
of creamy ceramic faience soft-paste, transfer printed in sepia and hand clobbered
with polychromed illustrations of Kate Greenaway type children and critters in
various playtime scenes of country life. The faience pieces are marked with
different variations of the Sarreguemines backstamp, indicating that date from
different periods. The chamber pot dates to 1875-1900. The basin dates to 1900-1918.
The pattern name is known as Enfants Richard ; in the USA it is usually just
called Kate Greenaway Lavabo Bebe.
The set is in overall
great condition. The basin has no chips cracks or repairs, just remnants of old
paint (from a shelf or stand) on the foot rim. The chamber pot has an interior
superficial firing crack in the base, original to the making, and it may have
an invisible professional restoration on the side. No other chips cracks or
repairs. The naive charm of the set is enhanced by its exceptional condition
with only the flaws described above. We have attempted to be 100% accurate in
listing the condition issues; if you require additional detailed information or
more photos, please contact us. The condition is outstanding considering the
age of the set and use by generations of children. Offered as is.
This will make a
stunning addition to any collection of children's dishes, and would also make a
fantastic and unique doll house or childs bath accessory. Thank you for
Note re: shipping –
The set is very heavy. We estimate domestic shipping to be around $75 depending on distance, with
professional packing in a double box and insurance, which is payable by the
Buyer. International shipping is proportionately higher. If we over estimate the cost, will refund any excess shipping paid by
We live in western
Massachusetts. Buyer is welcome to pick-up the set in lieu of shipping.
Please send us an email with any questions or if you would like to see
additional photos. Its never too early to think about Christmas!
Thank you for