Chamber Pot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2792

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

Descriptive Terms

chamber pots
appliqué (technique)
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
pearlware
throwing (pottery technique)
underglazing
putti (motifs)
Federal
Pearlware
Molded
Underglazed
Painted
Thrown
Applied
Federal
Cherub
Eagle
POT, CHAMBER

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

4.75 x 9 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1242