Chamber Pot

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Dublin Core

Title

Chamber Pot

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Description

This is an unglazed, bisque-fired chamber pot is made of reddish-buff clay. This piece was found in fragments and reassembled by the archaeologists. The piece was thrown on a potter’s wheel by Gottfried Aust in Bethabara. It features a small foot, incised lines on the exterior and interior, and an applied handle with an ornamental curl at the bottom.

Moravian potters fired pieces in preparation for glazing. They were fired a second time after the glaze was applied. This piece was likely broken during or soon after the initial firing.

This chamber pot was reconstructed from pieces recovered from feature B51, Aust Waster Dump #2. According to Stanley South, Waster Dump #2 was utilized between 1756 and 1760. Sherds were recovered from both waster dumps, indicating this style was produced from 1756-1771.

Item is labeled B51-4-1-24 in black ink.

Dimensions: 7.5” dia. bowl, 4.25” dia foot, 8.5” across handle, 4.625” tall

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.23

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 2-94

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Contributor

Photographer: Daniel Ferguson

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Chamber Pot,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/45.