Saturday, 30 September 2017

Court Artefacts; Toilette Item

Although personal hygiene was not the same as it is today the toilette was nonetheless vital; it became a status symbol and a ceremony in itself.






Washing bowl belonging to Françoise-Marie de Blois, Duchesse d'Orléans, 1717-1722








razor used by Louis XVI in the Temple Prison





Razor used by Louis XVI while imprisoned in the Temple














Crystal ewer and basin belonging to Marie Antoinette. The little golden dog on the lid opens the ewer - one must place a thumb in its mouth for the water to flow out!

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