Resource: Captain Basil Hall wasn’t loved by all…

15 June, 2011 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

When it comes to expression of dislike for an individual, the following item should win a special price. I don’t know who owned this jerry, but one thing’s for sure: they didn’t like Captain Basil Hall of the Royal Navy very much!

( Source – Northeast Museum Services Center, where you can find more information and many interesting items )

According to the curator who handled this precious item (what’s NOT to love about it!), the jerry dates between 1790-1835. They also say that

“The practice of including portraits inside chamber pots became popular during and directly following the Colonial period in America, specifically portraits of kings.”

George III. must have been mightily pissed by this custom!

*bad pun week ahead*

This discovery means, of course, that I’ll now have to go hunting for insulting jerrys. History is fun, people!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Felicia Lind  |  16 June, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I’ve seen a few of those too – I admit they’re absolute proof that history is fun. Do post if you find more!

    Reply
    • 2. Molly Joyful  |  6 July, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      I wish I’d found more than just the jerry with Napoleon; owners of fun chamber pots don’t seem to want to share their gems. I hope I’ll stumble upon more soon.

      Reply

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