Antique pair Edo Period Barber Doctor Surgeon Basin - Japan / Japanese - Edo Dynasty ca 1700

Description
Antique pair Edo Period Barber Doctor Surgeon Basin - Japan / Japanese - Edo Dynasty ca 1700
In very good condition

Very rare to find a pair!!! This is a fantastic example!

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 patient’s 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.


Overall Condition A & B; no. 1: only small rimfritspots. 1. no 2: 2 or 3 fritspots at rim and small hairline (15mm) Size; 275mm diameter

All will be packed neat and sent track and trace and insurance. Registered airmail

Lot details
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in