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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

1990.0025.0002

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

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A hand-pumped dentist's spittoon, comprised of a pedestal, a bucket and a bowl. The bowl is positioned on the pedestal, and the bucket may be positioned inside the pedestal. The pedestal has a cylindrical black painted brass body, with a hinged door panel, and a stepped silver metal base with four feet in the shape of lions paws. There are silver coloured metal fittings on the body of the pedestal, including a door latch, and two ornamental handles, each in the form of a ring held in the mouth of a lion. The bowl has a circular, stepped, silver coloured metal body with a black interior, and a hand-pump and cup positioned on the rim. The cylindrical, silver coloured metal bucket has a handle with a semi-circular indentation at the apex, and has two vertical seams on the side wall terminating in a looped attachment point for the handle. The black paint is partially worn off the pedestal exterior, and it has a patchy appearance. There is a dent on the exterior surface of the side wall of the bowl, and the silver coloured plating is worn on the inner rim, revealing the brass base material.

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