Posted 3 years ago
Found this at SA this morning. I joked with the cashier that I found the world's largest coffee cup. Joking aside this 9"dia. "chamber pot" doesn't look like it was ever used for it's intended purpose. Very little wear and no damage. Most of the gilt banding is still there. The mark on the bottom is clear but the registration numbers have worn away making an exact date impossible. S. Fielding & Co. Ltd., manufactured earthen wares at the Devon Pottery, Stoke on Trent, in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries, England, from 1911. So I'm pretty sure 1911-12 would probably be right. Bet they had these on the Titanic ! The pattern is called "Etna" which is also marked on the bottom with some hand painted numbers. Probably the artist who painted it. A neat little find once you get past the gross factor. You can always put a plant in it .