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Enamel dishwashing bowl (afwasteiltje)

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Oval, two handles either end, green outside decorated around circumference with three gilded lines, white inside. Signs of wear and tear, including rust hole
Size
Length 53 cm, Width 30 cm, Depth 10 cm
Object Registration
3236
Keywords
household item
Historical information
Made in 1940s and brought to Australia by Dutch migrants in the 1950s.
Typical Dutch household item of 1940s and 1950s.
Significance
Washing up was usually done in a bowl such as this, not in a sink. An expression of Dutch domestic culture.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM