The artifact is a yellowware chamber pot. It was excavated in Toronto by Archaeological Services Inc. in 2011. The site was occupied by the Toronto General Hospital built in 1819-1820 and demolished in 1862. Over 450 fragments were recovered during the excavation, corresponding to at least 21 chamber pots. The pot, almost complete, is decorated with a blue factory slip dotted floral pattern. Filling the washbasins and emptying the chamber pots were regular activities for the hospital staff.


  • Title: Chamber pot
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Hygiene objects
  • Rights: Brad Phillips, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: Yellowware

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