Early Fraternal Chamber Pot

 

This beautiful four-color chamber pot was made to appeal to a wide variety of fraternal orders!  It pictures what appears to be a Pythian Crusader and a Red Man holding shields which are also from different orders.  The shield on the right is from the Maccabees and depicts their tent with the All-Seeing Eye above it.  The reverse has a hand-painted Blue Lodge Square and Compasses with the Letter "G" and the Three Interlocking Rings of the Odd Fellows.  The rims and handles are trimmed in gold.  Chamber Pots were a common household item prior to the days of indoor plumbing.  They were used to potty into during the night and dumped the next day in the outhouse.  The only mark on this piece is an impressed "8" symbol.  It measures 13 inches overall handle to handle, 10 inches in diameter, and 5 3/4 inches in height.

 

         

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