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Clear 'John Bull' style pedestal footed eye bath

Clear 'John Bull' style pedestal footed eye bath

SKU: 2680409

Tonight, Auld Curiosities is delighted to offer our second antique, pedestal based, eye wash cup in the ‘John Bull’ shape, for your viewing pleasure. Eye washing has been a long standing practice both for administering medications and for washing out impurities. This particular eye wash cup doesn’t have any branding on the base of the pedestal to identify a maker so in a desire for accuracy and honesty I can only say that it is of the form usually referred to as a hand blown (into a mould) John Bull eye wash cup. This pattern was patented in 1917 and the cup stands 2 ½” (63mm) tall on a base with a diameter of 1 9/16” (39mm). The pedestal has been shaped into eight flat faceted surfaces and swells before meeting the bottom of the generously shaped cup. Condition is excellent for a pre-owned piece of this age – no chips or cracks.


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