Oval box, with tooth cleaning powder  1750-1830, France, Paper; ground gypsum; pigment. The label on the box translates to "coral powder for cleaning teeth." Coral refers to the color of the powder, as no actual coral is present in the gypsum and pigment mixture.

Oval box, with tooth cleaning powder 1750-1830, France, Paper; ground gypsum; pigment. The label on the box translates to "coral powder for cleaning teeth." Coral refers to the color of the powder, as no actual coral is present in the gypsum and pigment mixture.

Soap container, England, Great Britain, ca. 1750, Brass, previously silvered and small traces remain. Soap containers sat on aristocratic dressing tables as part of toilet sets. Perforations in the box allowed the soap to dry. Companion pieces with solid tops kept sponges damp.Brass coated in silver was a relatively common silver substitute until the Sheffield plate industry was established in the mid-1740s. (c) VA

Soap container, England, Great Britain, ca. 1750, Brass, previously silvered and small traces remain. Soap containers sat on aristocratic dressing tables as part of toilet sets. Perforations in the box allowed the soap to dry. Companion pieces with solid tops kept sponges damp.Brass coated in silver was a relatively common silver substitute until the Sheffield plate industry was established in the mid-1740s. (c) VA

Silver pocket nutmeg-grater. More about the pocket graters: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2010/05/nutmeg-my-lord.html

Silver pocket nutmeg-grater. More about the pocket graters: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2010/05/nutmeg-my-lord.html

Bourdaloue - chamber pot for ladies - 1750s. A necessary item when wearing hooped petticoats and layers. Women could use them standing up with the aid of their chambermaid. Note how the shape conforms to the female form. A good item to have also when away from home, travelling. Note this one has a lid!

Bourdaloue - chamber pot for ladies - 1750s. A necessary item when wearing hooped petticoats and layers. Women could use them standing up with the aid of their chambermaid. Note how the shape conforms to the female form. A good item to have also when away from home, travelling. Note this one has a lid!

1797 handwarmer - would have been filled with hot water and tucked inside a glove.

1797 handwarmer - would have been filled with hot water and tucked inside a glove.

Items from a Traditional 18th & 19th Century Kitchen These items are nearly all in the collection of Number 1 Royal Crescent Museum in Bath. They were collected by Hugh Roberts and donated to the Museum. Some of the items bear a resemblance to those used in our kitchens today. However Box irons were filled with charcoal and must have been very heavy and cumbersome unlike our modern irons. Tin Spice Boxes usually contain six inside sections for spices. http://www.fredericacards.co.uk

Items from a Traditional 18th & 19th Century Kitchen These items are nearly all in the collection of Number 1 Royal Crescent Museum in Bath. They were collected by Hugh Roberts and donated to the Museum. Some of the items bear a resemblance to those used in our kitchens today. However Box irons were filled with charcoal and must have been very heavy and cumbersome unlike our modern irons. Tin Spice Boxes usually contain six inside sections for spices. http://www.fredericacards.co.uk

Lady’s Hunting Bag  France, 18th century  The Boston Museum of Art

Lady’s Hunting Bag France, 18th century The Boston Museum of Art

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