Also Called :
Slop Pots, Slop Jars, Waste Jars
Late 19th century
Price Range :
Diameter of the top: 6 3/8″
Diameter of the pot’s rim: 7 1/4″
Diameter of widest part of pot, not including handles: 9″
Total height is: 11″
Height of bottom is: 9 1/4″
Diameter of the bottom’s base is: 5 3/4″
Knob is: 5/8″ tall
Loop handle is: 2 7/8″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall & 3/4″ thick
Total Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz.
Top: 12 oz.
Bottom: 6 lbs.
Celeste Koster-Old Chatham, NY-1966
Description: This is a large size (11″ tall) and heavy (almost 7 lbs.) Canton form. Not delicate but heavily constructed, it differs from the 2 other chamber pots by having 2 handles, a loop knob, a scalloped rim (8 scallops), and a different shape. This chamber pot has an inset rim like the mushroom knob chamber pot. It has a single tang on each handle like the triangular chamber pot. The bottom is glazed. The loop handles and knob indicate a late 19th century age. Herbert Schiffer’s book says he has not seen this particular form among the other standard Chinese forms so, it is unique to the Canton pattern.
Its exact use is conjectural, either for human waste or possibly kitchen waste. Herbert Schiffer has it listed under “canisters” in his book. We feel that designation is incorrect. Please look on page 105 of his book–illustration 294 is a picture we gave him for the book. Illustration 293 pictures another very similiar chamber pot, the only differences we can detect from the picture are: no tangs on the handles & the loop knob has a different decoration than our blue only loop knob. No dimensions were given.