- Museum number
Toilet Pot and Cover; soft-paste porcelain, highly translucent, straight sides with pointed-leaf moulding, small out-turned foot; the cover, slightly domed, has the same moulding, continued on the flattened triangular knop; glaze on knop contains numerous black specks and inner rim of lid still has sand, or other bedding material, adhering to it; no marks.
- Production date
- 1730-1740 (circa)
Height: 7.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
The moulding is characteristic of Saint-Cloud and exists in a closely related version. The large number of small black specks visible in the colourless glaze on the cover suggests that this piece may have been second quality. Both the inner rim of the cover and part of the foot of the pot have a brownish stain, possibly from bedding material used to prevent pieces sticking to each other, or to their saggars, or containers.
Comparable Examples: None noted. Frégnac, Claude (ed.), ‘Les porcelainiers du XVIIIe siècle français’, Paris, 1964, pp. 64-5, shows teawares and toilet pots with a variation of the moulding used on this toilet pot.
Literature: Franks, Sir Augustus Wollaston, ‘Catalogue of a Collection of Continental Porcelain’, London, 1896, no. 342.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number