01-23-2014, 12:20 AM
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  • ben74
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Is this the ultimate shave bowl... ?


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Abbeyhorn Pewter Mounted Quaich

Polished horn and pewter.
Exquisite detailed metal work.
Unique and handmade.

The Quaich, pronounced "quake", from the Gaelic word "cuach"
is a traditional Scottish drinking vessel
used to offer a guest a cup of welcome and also as a farewell drink,
usually a dram of whisky...

Top diameter: 4" (10 cm)
Bottom diameter: 1 1/2" (4 cm)
Length: 7 1/2" (18.5 cm)

Handcrafted in the UK.

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 01-23-2014, 01:02 AM
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Size is about right for a shave bowl Tongue

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 01-23-2014, 04:17 AM
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  • Deuce
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Accomodates both hands, and is exquisite in detailing too

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 01-23-2014, 05:54 AM
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sorry to disappoint - but it is unfortunately me that possess the optimal shaving bowl Biggrin

it was designed and made by a master goldsmith in paris 1798-1809 and is really the peak of french empire style - as created by percier and fontaine - based on excavations of herculaneum and pompeii as well as classic greek design. made of pure silver and gold it weighs in at 525g. the bowl was given as a gift from napoleon I to one of his generals and ended up in the collection of my great-great-grandfather who was an art dealer in london by the end of 19. century.

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 01-23-2014, 07:20 AM
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(01-23-2014, 05:54 AM)tonsorius Wrote: sorry to disappoint - but it is unfortunately me that possess the optimal shaving bowl Biggrin

it was designed and made by a master goldsmith in paris 1798-1809 and is really the peak of french empire style - as created by percier and fontaine - based on excavations of herculaneum and pompeii as well as classic greek design. made of pure silver and gold it weighs in at 525g. the bowl was given as a gift from napoleon I to one of his generals and ended up in the collection of my great-great-grandfather who was an art dealer in london by the end of 19. century.

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(01-23-2014, 12:20 AM)ben74 Wrote:
Is this the ultimate shave bowl... ?


[Image: 0D0dRW3.png]

Abbeyhorn Pewter Mounted Quaich

Polished horn and pewter.
Exquisite detailed metal work.
Unique and handmade.

The Quaich, pronounced "quake", from the Gaelic word "cuach"
is a traditional Scottish drinking vessel
used to offer a guest a cup of welcome and also as a farewell drink,
usually a dram of whisky...

Top diameter: 4" (10 cm)
Bottom diameter: 1 1/2" (4 cm)
Length: 7 1/2" (18.5 cm)

Handcrafted in the UK.

* * *

Holy Cow those are beautiful. I'm a facelatherer and it makes me want to convert!

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 01-24-2014, 08:05 AM
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I don't know - but I think ridges in a shaving bowl help develope a thick rich lather. This bowl seems better suited for a nice single malt scotch - maybe an 18 year old GlenGoyne with a drop or two of water - sipped slowly and certainly not swigged.

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 01-24-2014, 09:08 AM
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Wow! Both of those bowls are sweeeeet!
They must be quite expensive!

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 01-24-2014, 09:50 AM
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(01-23-2014, 12:20 AM)ben74 Wrote:
Is this the ultimate shave bowl... ?


[Image: 0D0dRW3.png]

Abbeyhorn Pewter Mounted Quaich

Polished horn and pewter.
Exquisite detailed metal work.
Unique and handmade.

The Quaich, pronounced "quake", from the Gaelic word "cuach"
is a traditional Scottish drinking vessel
used to offer a guest a cup of welcome and also as a farewell drink,
usually a dram of whisky...

Top diameter: 4" (10 cm)
Bottom diameter: 1 1/2" (4 cm)
Length: 7 1/2" (18.5 cm)

Handcrafted in the UK.

* * *

Not for this cat. Id have lather everywhere lol

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 01-24-2014, 09:27 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-24-2014, 08:05 AM)PAPPY Wrote: I don't know - but I think ridges in a shaving bowl help develope a thick rich lather.

As for the ridges, I can take them or leave them. In fact, my best performing bowl is a smooth (ridge free) stainless steel bowl from Aesop.

(01-24-2014, 08:05 AM)PAPPY Wrote: This bowl seems better suited for a nice single malt scotch - maybe an 18 year old GlenGoyne with a drop or two of water - sipped slowly and certainly not swigged.

Definitely and it's original purpose!

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 01-24-2014, 09:57 PM
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  • refles
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How do you find this stuff? First its the Aesop bowl now this beauty! This is a work of art, very classy and has character!

so how do we get one? Rolleyes

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 01-25-2014, 01:52 AM
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 01-25-2014, 07:50 AM
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The perfect start to the day - SR shave followed by the donning of the kilt, ghilles, sporran, the shrill of the pipes playing a warm piobaireachd, and a dram of single malt. I might have to purchase that bowl to get this all started. I can't though it might start BAD (Bowl addiction) and I just couldn't afford it.
(01-25-2014, 01:52 AM)ben74 Wrote: http://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk

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 01-25-2014, 11:55 AM
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  • refles
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Ooh these are nice items here... same bowl would be 65.68 GBP to the US. Hmm maybe end of the year gift to myself. Great finds Ben, thx for the link.

just have to justify that for a shaving bowl haha
thx for keeping on finding these interesting bits for the den!

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 01-25-2014, 01:22 PM
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Found similar on ebay - not as showy but the principle is the same:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Real-Cow-Horn-...3a5ee3663c

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 01-25-2014, 08:20 PM
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(01-25-2014, 01:22 PM)KLovgren Wrote: Found similar on ebay - not as showy but the principle is the same:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Real-Cow-Horn-...3a5ee3663c

* Those actually look very lovely! I guess they are in Ben's neck of the woods! Biggrin

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 02-10-2014, 01:36 PM
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Wow! A gift from Napoleon to one of his generals. I have a class on modern European history and we are just now covering Napoleon. That is a real treasure I would almost commit murder (not you tonsorius) to own.

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 02-10-2014, 02:13 PM
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(02-10-2014, 01:36 PM)Musikmann Wrote: Wow! A gift from Napoleon to one of his generals. I have a class on modern European history and we are just now covering Napoleon. That is a real treasure I would almost commit murder (not you tonsorius) to own.

it would be easier to marry me but unfortunately i'm already taken Biggrin

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 02-10-2014, 04:17 PM
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  • Harvey
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Can also get this from Fendrihan in Canada for $87.94 US dollars

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 02-10-2014, 05:50 PM
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  • Stubbl E
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Very nice but utterly over the top IMO. For me, traditional shaving is all about the comparative simplicity, and that's how I keep it.

$1.50 thrift shop suribachi works for me. Biggrin

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