Bidets


Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$3,300.–$3,800.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

14 1/4″ wide x 23 1/2″ long x 5 3/4″ high

14 1/2″ wide x 23 3/4″ long x 5 3/4″ high

Weight :

Right to Left:  18 lbs. 12 oz.———-18 lbs. 2 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Skinner Auction, MA-1989

Jane Wilson, Old Saybrook, CT-1966

Availability :

 

Description:  Bidets are one of the largest (23+”), heaviest (18 lbs.+) and sturdiest of Canton forms. All that we have seen are beautifully decorated, especially the 7 flowers on the outsides. A bidet has a hole in the narrow end to empty the bidets and corks were used as stoppers. They have especially wide rims, 1 1/2″. We have never seen larger or smaller bidets than the ones pictured here. For convenience the bidets were installed in wooden stands. The bottoms are unglazed. Jane Wilson states in her 1977 booklet, page 54 that bidets are usually found in Europe with stands and some had elaborate mahogany covers.

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