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Milk basin

Modern Era, Europe

Such a bowl first appeared in the 12th century for doing the washing up. This 19th century version, made of wood, was used for churning milk, i.e. to beat cream to make butter using a wooden spoon.


  • Type: Bowl
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Wood
  • Date: circa 1850
  • Dimensions: H 10 cm, Ø 45 cm
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