Chamber Pot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1815-1835

GUSN

GUSN-2788

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

Descriptive Terms

chamber pots
molding (forming)
pearlware
throwing (pottery technique)
transfer printing
underglazing
Empire (style)
Pearlware
Underglazed
Transfer Printed
Thrown
Molded
Empire
POT, CHAMBER

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.1238A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

7.25 x 10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1238AB