Ablution basin – 📖 Dictionary of Silverware

Bishop Richard Fox's Ablution Basin
Bishop Richard Fox’s Ablution Basin

Ablution basin. A type of basin for holding water intended: (1) in ecclesiastical usage, for rinsing the hands or some object of church plate, such as a chalice; or (2) in secular usage, for rinsing the fingers at the dinner table (sometimes called a rose-water basin). Its founder donated two ecclesiastical ablution basins in 1515-16 to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Bishop Richard Fox. See alms dish.

Sources

Kidd, P. (2017, January 19). Bishop Richard Fox’s Ablution Basin. Retrieved July 25, 2022, from http://500yearsoftreasures.blogspot.com/2017/01/bishop-richard-foxs-ablution-basin.html

Newman, H. (2000). An illustrated dictionary of silverware: 2,373 entries, relating to British and North American wares, decorative techniques and styles, and leading designers and makers, principally from c.1500 to the present. Thames & Hudson.

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