Chamber Pot from a Privy Twelve Feet Deep
16 December 2013
Have enclosed pictures of a chamber pot I dug many years ago at Laclade Landing near the famous St. Louis arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Thought I would share it with your readers.
This hand painted chamber pot was dug from an early stone lined privy twelve foot deep. It was at the very bottom of the pit and the only other bottle found in the privy was a Pittsburgh porter. I dated the privy to the 1830s or before. The surprising thing about this chamber pot is it is in perfect condition. Not a chip on it. I can only assume it slipped out of the owners hand while being poured out. It is really a beautiful example of with hand painted roses and leaves.