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A large jug, dating from the Middle Ages, used for pouring water for washing hands. Usually of globular shape, with loop handle and small spout, elaborate ewers were made in France, in the 18th century, in silver and faience. During the 19th century they were usually made in earthenware with matching washbowls and other toilet articles.

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