993.370.1: Urinal, Chinese, 18th Cent.

Additional Images

993.370.1: Urinal, Chinese.
Image No. 1990 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Chinese style underglaze blue floral decorated ceramic urinal. Metal handle attached to top [old repair to replace original handle, now missing]. Curved rectangular shape. Bat design on spout [bat symbolizes happiness]. Rim design from 13th or 14th century Ming dynasty traditions, but the urinal is a copy of this older design, probably 18th century.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.370.1
Collection: Public Health & Hygiene
Date: 18th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 16.7 cm
  • Width: 10.8 cm
  • Depth: 15.3 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • ceramic,
  • glaze,
  • iron,
  • paint

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