George Booth ( 2nd Earl Of Warrington) Solid Silver Chamber pot sells at Auction for £10,450 in London in 1984.
This silver chamber pot above, weighs just over 1kg and is 7” or 18cm in Diameter with engraved Booth Coat of Arms – one would think this is just the right size for a noble wee wee in the middle of the night.
Now this is indulgent , being able to toilet into a solid sterling silver bowl.
Before toilets as we know them today, the chamber pot or bed pan was a bowl-shaped container with a handle, and often a lid, kept in the bedroom under a bed or in the cabinet of a nightstand and generally used as a toilet at night.
Some other items recorded sold at auction from the original Dunham Massey silver collection …………..
12 Sliver Dinner plates above made in London 1728 – P. Archambo I for George Booth 2nd Earl of Warrington – sold 1983 for £41,800
Also above a finely designed Toilet service – a selection made ( 1728 London – by Liger) for either Mary Countess of Warrington or daughter Lady Mary Booth, only child and heiress to George Booth 2nd Earl of Warrington. Sold 1966 £14,500
Images Courtesy of Sotheby’s publication- The Sotheby’s Directory of Silver 1600 – 1940 , by Vanessa Brett
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