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Porphyry support for a water basin

Porphyry support for a water basin

In antiquity, porphyry was highly regarded as a royal stone, because its color was associated with the regal and, in Roman times, imperial use of purple to symbolize rank and authority. In addition, this very h... more

Porphyry basin

Porphyry basin

Stone basins such as this served as bathing tubs in one or another of the large imperial baths with which Rome was furnished. This example, although undecorated, provides a good impression of the richness and e... more

Ritual Basin

Ritual Basin

Decorating the side of this basin is a frieze depicting two dragons attacking a boy. The youth holds a flower to his nose and clutches the horn of an antelope. The dragons are composite animals with segmented b... more

Basin with Lotus Decoration

Basin with Lotus Decoration

The lively lotuses, leaves, and stems that fill the interior of this basin were carved and incised by hand prior to the glazing and firing of the basin. Because of their thinness, these wares are often fired up... more

Basin with peony decoration

Basin with peony decoration

This deep, bowl-like basin would have been paired with a tall, slender wine ewer or bottle and filled with hot water to keep the wine warm. Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles

Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles

The bottom of this basin depicts the sun surrounded by all twelve signs on the zodiac and the seven planets of medieval belief. The titles of an unknown noble are arranged around the rim. This basin, with a m... more

Gemellion (Hand Basin) with the Arms of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Gemellion (Hand Basin) with the Arms of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

This gemellion, or enamel basin, testifies to the dialogue between the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem and the Limousin region of France, renowned for its enamel production. The arms of that kingdom, a large cros... more

Basin

Basin

Attributed to Syria

Basin

Basin

Attributed to Egypt or Syria

Basin with Figural Imagery

Basin with Figural Imagery

A limited number of basins were produced with this distinctive scallop-shaped edge during the Ilkhanid period in Iran. Its intricately inlaid surface, worked entirely in gold and silver, comprises figural image... more

Basin

Basin

Attributed to Egypt

Basin

Basin

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Ablutions Basin of Yemeni Sultan al-Mujahid Sayf al-Din 'Ali

Ablutions Basin of Yemeni Sultan al-Mujahid Sayf al-Din 'Ali

Although commissioned for a Rasulid sultan of Yemen, this basin reflects prevailing tastes of early fourteenth century Cairo and was clearly produced there or in Damascus, where comparable pieces were created. ... more

Basin with Lotus Pond

Basin with Lotus Pond

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Basin
Basin of Sultan Qaytbay

Basin of Sultan Qaytbay

The reign of Sultan Qaitbay (1468–96), the last great Mamluk sultan, briefly revitalized the declining metalwork industry, but not to the heights of fourteenth century production. The repoussé work that creates... more

Basin
Basin (so-called Temperance Dish)

Basin (so-called Temperance Dish)

François Briot (French (1550–1615 or later))

Basin

Basin

The basin’s center is occupied by the figure of Temperance, one of the four cardinal virtues, who prepares to pour water into her wine cup to symbolize the concept of moderation. She is surrounded by personific... more

Basin
Ritual wash basin

Ritual wash basin

This round, three-legged basin is lacquered red inside and out except for a wide band of richly grained wood around the outside, between two raised rims that recall the metal or wood strips used to bind wooden ... more

Design for a Fountain with Sea Horses and Triton Base, Basin, Dolphins and Tritons, Three Grotesque heads and Neptune

Design for a Fountain with Sea Horses and Triton Base, Basin, Dolphins...

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

Oval basin or dish with subject from Amadis of Gaul

Oval basin or dish with subject from Amadis of Gaul

This basin is decorated with scenes from the chivalric tale of Amadis, who endured a number of trials in order to win his beloved princess, Oriana. Large serving dishes of this type would have been used communa... more

Oval basin or dish with subject from Amadis of Gaul

Oval basin or dish with subject from Amadis of Gaul

Workshop of Orazio Fontana (Italian, Urbino, ca. 1510–1576)

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Fountain and Basin

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Fountain and Basin

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Fountain and Basin

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Fountain and Basin

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Basin with Stylized Lotus Blossoms

Basin with Stylized Lotus Blossoms

Lyrical patterns of stylized lotus blossoms flanked by leaf forms comprise the upper and lower bands of this nearly square marble basin. The profile of the basin itself suggests the shape of an opening lotus bu... more

View of a Garden with a Water Basin and Large Fountain, Title Page from: Grottes et fontaines de jardins à l'italienne
Basin

Basin

It is believed that this ewer and basin, which bear the mark of the prominent London goldsmith Symon Owen, were made for Henry Frederick, prince of Wales (1594–1612) and eldest son of James I of England. While... more

Boys Playing with a Basin of Fish and Turtles

Boys Playing with a Basin of Fish and Turtles

Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820) Edo period (1615–1868)

Basin or dish with The Gathering of Manna

Basin or dish with The Gathering of Manna

Probably workshop of Antoine Conrade and his family

Design for a Chair, Candlestick and Putto Holding Basin
Plate 19: a rider making his horse drink from a basin of a fountain at left, another horseman seen from behind riding towards the left in the background, from 'Various figures and doodles' (Diverses figures et griffonnemens)

Plate 19: a rider making his horse drink from a basin of a fountain at...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Basin

Basin

Emily de Forest rightly considered this mid-17th-century basin to be the most important piece of pottery in her collection. Made by an artist who marked it with the initial “A,” this flat-bottomed lebrillo is ... more

Frontispiece with stepped fountain; a stone wall with water spout pouring water into a rectilinear basin, from which a second spout pours water into a smaller rectilinear basin, flanked by tree branches

Frontispiece with stepped fountain; a stone wall with water spout pour...

Karel Dujardin (Dutch, Amsterdam 1622–1678 Venice)

Basin

Basin

The shape of this type of basin, called a lebrillo, is rooted in Hispano-Islamic ceramic traditions. In Mexico, the lebrillo was adapted to a variety of uses, both religious and domestic, often distinguishable... more

Ewer and basin (lavabo set)

Ewer and basin (lavabo set)

Uniting the ornate Northern Baroque floral style with the exotic shape of Islamic objects, this lavabo set reflects its unusual history. The coat of arms and initials are those of Ioan Serban Cantacuzino, grand... more

Parade ewer and basin

Parade ewer and basin

The ewer (jug) and basin were used during festive banquets to present rosewater or for display on a parade buffet. The ostrich’s base fits onto the basin’s lobed central sun motif. The bird’s bustle-shaped pl... more

Basin

Basin

R. S. J.

Basin

Basin

Stephen Maxwell (working 1781–84)

Basin
Barber's basin

Barber's basin

Veuve Perrin Factory

Ewer and basin
Standing man with his right hand resting on a basin, shown in three-quarters view with his head turned toward the left, from the series 'Figures of fashion' (Figures de modes)

Standing man with his right hand resting on a basin, shown in three-qu...

Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)

Basin

Basin

Attributed to Joseph Leddel Sr. (ca. 1690–1754) Made in New York, New York, United States

Basin

Basin

William Bradford Jr. (1688–1758) Made in New York, New York, United States

Basin

Basin

This massive ewer and dish was made in London for shipment to St. Petersburg. It was part of a large order placed by Empress Catherine I, who ambitiously sought to bring fashionable western-style furnishings t... more

Basin

Basin

Léopold Antoine (master 1706, active 1706–1729)

Basin

Basin

Christophe-François Lacompart (master 1717, died 1751)

Ewer and basin

Ewer and basin

Pierre Miston (master 1730)

View of the Great Basin from the Entrance of the Great Walk to the House at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

View of the Great Basin from the Entrance of the Great Walk to the Hou...

Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris)

Ewer and basin

Ewer and basin

Before the eighteenth century, custom called for the washing of hands at the table in a grand household. Often one servant held a basin for the diners while another poured water from a ewer. This practice was p... more

Barber's basin

Barber's basin

The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the mi... more

Basin

Basin

Johann Conrad Lotter (German, active 1738–79)

Basin

Basin

Friedrich Schwestermuller II (German, active 1713–52)

Basin with shaving attachment

Basin with shaving attachment

Maker of basin: Jean Fauche (ca. 1706–1762, master 1733)

Basin

Basin

A ewer with its accompanying basin was among the most important components of the washing and grooming ritual known in France as la toilette. The ewer would have held water; the basin served as a small, portabl... more

Basin

Basin

Olérys-Laugier Factory

Basin

Basin

I.P.

Basin
Designs for Basin Stands and Teakettle Stands, in Chippendale Drawings, Vol. I

Designs for Basin Stands and Teakettle Stands, in Chippendale Drawings...

Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)

Ewer and basin (pot à la Romaine uni et jatte ovale)

Ewer and basin (pot à la Romaine uni et jatte ovale)

The form of this ewer and basin is based on contemporary French silver examples. Silver, the more expensive medium, frequently provided the model for the forms of French porcelain in the eighteenth century. Vin... more

Basin

Basin

John Skinner (1733–1813) Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Basin

Basin

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Ewer and basin

Ewer and basin

Joseph-Pierre-Jacques Duguay (born 1724, master 1756, recorded 1793)

Basin

Basin

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (British, 1745–1784, Gold Anchor Period, 1759–69)

Basin
Basin
Basin stand

Basin stand

A rare group of Newport furniture—fire screens, tea tables, and stands—features tripod bases and diminutive feet carved like cat’s paws. This basin stand is one of the finest and most ambitious examples. The to... more

Basin
Basin

Basin

This basin, embellished with dragons chasing flaming pearls through a cloud-filled landscape, bears on its interior a poem by the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–96), indicating that the piece was inspired by an enor... more

Waste-water basin

Waste-water basin

Edo period (1615–1868)

Ewer and basin

Ewer and basin

For the Sèvres porcelain factory, the years of the French Revolution were difficult ones. The majority of the aristocratic clientele that had traditionally purchased its products were either killed or driven in... more

Basin

Basin

William Adams (British, Greenfield, Staffordshire 1798–1865)

Baptismal Basin

Baptismal Basin

Made in Mexico

Basin

Basin

George Lightner (1749–1815) Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States