18c Kangxi / Yongzheng Barber Basin Blue & White Rare Chinese Porcelain. A very rare barber surgeon Basin. Barber in the 16th -19th century is not what we now call a barber but much more.
Barbers in the modern period are known to do mainly one thing: cut hair. For much of the last hundred and fifty years, their red and white striped barber poles signified their ability to produce a good cleanshave and a quick trim. This was not always the case, however.Up until the 19th century barbers were generally referred to as barber-surgeons, and they were called upon to perform a wide variety of tasks. They treated and extracted teeth, branded slaves, created ritual tattoos or scars, cut out gallstones and hangnails, set fractures, gaveenemas, and lanced abscesses.
Whereas physicians of their age examined urine or studied the stars to determine a patients diagnosis, barber-surgeons experienced their patients up close and personal. Many patients would go to their local barber for semi-annual bloodletting, much like you take your car in for a periodic oil change. Perfectly restored, very hard to see.18th Qing (1661 - 1912). We can not control this. For China (& rest of Asia) & US allow at least 2 to 3 weeks. Depending on the situation it can take up to 1.5 month.
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The item "18c Kangxi / Yongzheng Barber Basin Blue & White Rare Chinese Porcelain" is in sale since Monday, July 20, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "theceramics_and_collectibles" and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.