|Object ID #||1969.030.007|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
This is a brown-coloured, Rockingham-style, glazed ceramic spittoon (cuspidor). It has a ring of molded motifs that look like scalloped shells (clamshell pattern). Centrally, there is ridging that helps drain the phlegm and spittle down into the spittoon. There is also an intentional round hole at one side of the top area.
The pottery of origin is not known. It likely dates to the 1880s?
Used at "Bothwell's Manor", a 19th-century Victorian farm house owned by George Bothwell and located on the north side of Highway 26 near Hatton's Corners [in the former Sydenham Township Grey County]. This location is just east of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Passed down to Gordon and Viola Bothwell.
|Collection||Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection|
|Found||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
Fancy spittoons like this were often parlour items, or household-used items. A spittoon
(cuspidor) was a receptacle to expectorate (spit) into.