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Chamber Pot

Description

A Pearlware chamber pot of squat globular form with shoulder to body handle and a flat overhanging rim. It is decorated with an underglaze blue freehand decoration of a bold, stylized scrolling vine between blue ribbed bands around the sides. There is a leaf decoration to the rim and handle and it bears an applied relief medallion of the American eagle with a cherub on its back- touched with cobalt blue and surrounded with freehand swirly petals on a low outflared and flat, cracked, rim.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
pearlware
throwing (pottery technique)
underglazing
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
Applied
appliqué (technique)
chamber pots
Cherub
Eagle
Federal
Molded
molding (forming)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pearlware
pearlware
POT, CHAMBER
putti (motifs)
throwing (pottery technique)
Thrown
Underglazed
underglazing
Dimensions
4.75 x 9 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1242
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2792

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