Friday, February 16, 2007

antique urinal USA


Anonymous said...

I've just bought one of these - pretty much an identical pattern. Mine was bought in England and I reckon it's from around 1800. It has a pontil mark on the base of the bowl and looks to be for both male and female, given the width of the mouth, which looks a little wider than this one. Were they for invalids, or could they have had wider use, such as at the theatre, when toilets were not a legal requirement (or water-closets) as they are today?

Circumspection said...

good question, I have no idea :-)