Part of a soap/ toiletries. toothbrush holder, from a ceramic washstand set. It may or may not have had a lid. Simple red/brown transfer-printed design to exterior.
Ceramic washstand basin, with transfer-printed classical design in red/ brown, showing female classical figures, possibly the muses. Discarded (broken) at Brockdish rectory, 1870s or earlier
Mouded ewer (washstand jug) for a dolls’ house, with rib and dot design. Undamaged. Found amid domestic ash and refuse of the 1890s.
Hand-turned wooden dolly pegs for hanging out clothes on the washing line, found in waterlogged ash mixed with domestic waste from the 1890s. Sometimes these pegs were made by gypsies. Normally wooden items do not survive.
Brown stoneware, incised ‘Glessen Blue’, with a stamp from Bourne of Denby. This contained blue, which could be mixed with the wash to whiten the linen.
Items from a wash-stand set, including a ewer, soap bowl and vase, decorated in gold and painted colours with birds and foliage. Doulton.
Wash-stand jug (called a ewer), with gold decoration. For pouring water into a wash basin.