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Chamber pot: 19th century


Chamber pot: 19th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Full image caption

Chamber pot of brown dip and buff base with low foot and everted rim. The loop handle, which has a thumb piece, terminates in a standard leaf and strap motifs. The outside of the bowl is sprigged with a tree and fence a watchman and a drunkard, a group of two seated drinkers and a single seated drinker, a windmill, mounted huntsman and hounds. The inside base of the bowl is sprigged with a single seated drinker, a mounted huntsman and hounds. The pot is stamped beneath the rim on the surface opposite the handle with 'T Humfrey 1842'; the base is stamped twice 'KISHERE POTTERY/MORTLAKE SURRY'. Kishereware is very decorative. It often uses hunting, drinking and feasting scenes as decoration. Most examples of the pottery are large mugs, jugs and tobacco jars. To have a Kishereware chamber pot - which would have been used in place of a toilet - is quite unusual.

Image Details

1840 AD - 1842 AD
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