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Chamber Pot

Description

Staffordshire transfer printed pearlware chamberpot; squat, globular body on a small, rounded foot with a side strap handle; fitted lid with flat top, concave sides and ring handles; allover underglaze blue transfer print decoration with pastoral English landscape which shows figures in a landscape; landscape features a waterfall, a Palladian home and cathedral, and two swans in a pond; flat rim of pot has a floral and diamond pattern; interior center of pot shows medallion with two classical female figures in a landscape with an infant (the finding of Moses in the reeds?)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1835
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
molding (forming)
pearlware
throwing (pottery technique)
transfer printing
underglazing
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
chamber pots
Empire
Empire (style)
Molded
molding (forming)
Pearlware
pearlware
POT, CHAMBER
throwing (pottery technique)
Thrown
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Underglazed
underglazing
Dimensions
7.25 x 10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1238AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2788

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