This chamber pot was made by Norman Lovell as a present to his wife in 1938.
Norman who was born in Adelaide in December 1904, married Coralie Watson, in September 1925 and by 1930 he was working at the Adelaide Potteries Limited in Brompton, where he made salt glazed drain pipes.
Norman made this chamber pot out of pipe clay in his spare time. As a workman’s piece they were not supposed to use the Companies stamps, however, Norman has impressed the firms stamp on the bottom inside, which he then inscribed over the top 'I Can See' with an eye.
Norman has also impressed his initials NL on the outside of the chamber. Even empty the pot is very heavy with 25cm thick sides and bottom.
An unusual and very personal gift as a private joke with his wife Coralie.
Just one of over 1600 pieces of Australian pottery on display in our Museum.
Music: Vivaldi, Autumn Mvt 2 Adagio molto
Performed by: John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players
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