Rechaud in the shape of an »oriental woman«

Rechaud, Europe, around 1860. porcelain.
Courtesy of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

In the 19th century the imagination of the world was peppered with all kinds of oddities that seemed to stem directly from the sexist and exoticist fantasies of the bourgeoisie. So does this Rechaud in the shape of an “oriental woman” (whatever that means), wearing bloomers with boteh motives.