Toilet bowl - ROM2004_1029_6


Toilet bowl

Medium:White earthenware with underglaze blue transfer-printed decoration
Geography: England
Date: 1895
39.4 cm
Object number: 985.101.1
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel European Galleries
DescriptionOur standard Western style of toilet evolved in the late 1800s. Pulling a chain released water from a ceramic cistern high on the wall to flush out the bowl. With the invention of transfer printing on ceramics, sanitary appliances became things of beauty.
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