Museums Home BMAGiC Home Search Browse BMAGiC Help About BMAGiC Contact Us

Chamber Pot

View main imageView larger image
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Additional Images

Click on each image below to view at full size:
View image 2 View image 3 

Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T1293
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1870 - 1870


Stagecoaches and trains did not have toilet facilities in the nineteenth century and making a long journey could prove extremely uncomfortable. Travellers were advised to make their own provision, often by taking along their personal chamber pot. Fortunately this splendid example does not appear to have been used. It is a ceremonial piece presented by Mr. George A. Morse in 1871. Sadly we do not know the reason behind such an unusual gift!

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Turned and painted.
Place of Origin:America

Associated People


Height:200 mm
Diameter:242 mm