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Piece of a Victorian chamber pot

Think twice about touching this pot!

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The bottom of a Victorian blue transfer-printed chamber pot or ‘guzunder’ from the centre of Manchester. The Victorians pioneered the large-scale commercial production of sanitary wares. People who could not afford an inside toilet or water closet used a chamber pot for convenience at night rather than use the outside toilet. The white finish of the chamber pot makes it easy to keep clean and the blue pattern copies tasteful scenes on porcelain imported from China. .