Circular cork water cooler, (botijo), surrounded by two wide circular brass bands and three brass sections on the side. On top there is a brass handle as well as a brass opening with an attached stopper, which has a conical lid, the latter decorated with bands of concentric circles. There is also a small brass mouthpiece with a brass lid attached by means of a chain.
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- Broad category
- Anthropology: Ethnography
- Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name: water cooler
object name (local): cork water cooler, brass bound
object name: water cooler
common name: botijo
- Valencia, Spain, Iberian Peninsula, Europe
- Additional place information
made or collected: Valencia
- Date made
- late 19th century
- Additional date information
date made: late 19th century
- Materials & techniques
- cork; brass
- Additional material & technique information
material: cork (overall)
material: brass (overall)
- overall: 319 mm x 215 mm
- Additional measurement information
overall: 319 mm x 215 mm
donor: Victoria and Albert Museum
Undefined - 1934
- Handwritten label in historical files reads: 'A Botijo or Moorish water cooler, only made at Saguntum (now called Murviedio) near Valencia in Spain. [NB Now the Camp de Morvedre. FK] The contents are poured into the mouth from the small pipe, without touching the lips.' Another label in the same file reads: 'From Dr Sieveking. A.J.R. Trendall Esq. South Kensington Museum. 'Mr Wallis' is also written on this label.
- Related people
Victoria and Albert Museum
- Record created 2000-01-22
- Record last updated 2017-03-30
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