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Crown Devon S. Fielding & Co. Ltd. Stoke on Trent Chamber Pot /Devonware "Etna" Pattern / Circa 1911

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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    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 .
    -Mike-

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    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      I remember the first time I saw one of them ,which was when we bought our place which only had a out house till I bought a backhoe to put in a bathroom ..any hoo When I found the pot I told my wife... lol we can bake up some beens in this sometime ...lol
      well befor i got started to put the tank and leachfield I was talking to an old friend and they mention they had a chamber pot my wife could use while working on the system ..well when the ever pull it out and my wife saw it she looked at me and we both started laughing and ofcoarse we told them about our pot and my plans ...they changed quickly ...lol
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      LOL... Roycroftbooksfromme1 that is so funny :) Thanks for sharing the story ! -Mike-
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      glad you like it ..mikelv85, and I'm glade I never cook any beans in it ...lol
      just call me roy...


    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      I could spend all day looking through your posts. You have so many beautiful pieces.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Why thank you Aim ... I've been incredibly lucky. It's surprising what people donate to thrifts having no clue as to their actual value. I've sure learned a lot since posting on CW and met a lot of wonderful people too. -Mike-
    6. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      You are so correct Mike.
      I haven't even started looking there yet, as I've had my hands full with my basement flood recovery. Which is still an ongoing, and even tho fully covered... its still an insurance headache. I've been doing it myself lately, even tho I do know the value, I've practically been giving everything away. Not always often enough, but sometimes space, organization and sanity comes before the almighty dollar ;^)

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