Victorian Toilets

This page is dedicated to Victorian toilets which originally were referred to as water closets. Below you will see many examples of Victorian water closets and their evolution from the out house to the hopper then the washout bowl, the washdown bowl to the cyphon jet bowl which hasn't changed much in function since then.

To the left and below is an amazing example of an early water closet pedestal (toilet) This example is a washout bowl beautifully embossed with actual gold leafing as well as marked by the manufacturer. This particular toilet was SOLD as is just the bowl itself. We have many others. Please inquire.

An early Victorian embossed wash down toilet bowl circ 1890's FOR SALE

An early Victorian advertisement of the many options that were available in the 1880's-1890'

Here is a photo of early water closets in the 1880's. Many were made in England for American companies. These early examples were fired pottery called earthenware or vitreous pottery. Some of the first companies to produce the first indoor Victorian plumbing fixtures were John Douglas, Thomas Crapper, JL Mott Iron Works, Peck Brothers, Standard Manufacturing, L Wolff Manufacturing, Standard Manufacturing and Meyer Sniffen.

An early example of the toilet before indoor plumbing. This would have been called the hopper or the chamber pot which is where the name potty came from.

Here is an example of a very unusual toilet. This one resembles an early hopper as its square with a funneled base but this one was a very unique wash down bowl with great detail, embossed with initials and gold leafing. SOLD

This one is one of my favorite styles. This one is called a frontal washout out water closet known as an elephant trunk toilet. One you'll never forget and these ones came in the clean smooth look and were available embossed and some even came with colored ornamentation. Very popular and were the few styles that remained in mainstream production into the 1920's. We have these available. See below. If you don't see what you're looking for here, send me a request. I either have or can get it for you.

Heres a very nice and complete antique toilet made by Eljer Manufacturing co circa 1900-1920 the Santitary era FOR SALE

More examples of Elephant Trunk bowls smooth with conventional toilet seat from the turn of the century and an earlier version with an early wall mounted seat embossed. SOLD

One of the finest examples of very early 1880's water closets that were washout bowls, very ornate, heavily embossed and one with color which was the ultimate money could buy at the time. SOLD

Here are 2 examples of an early washout bowl by JL Mott known as the Dolphin

To the right and above are more examples of Victorian water closets from the 1880's

These are extremely rare Bidet made by Haines, Jones and Cadbury Co of PA circa 1900. Made of vitreous china and amazingly original condition, fluted with all the hardware excluding only the seat. This one is available Inquire for pricing....

One very rare early toilet bowl by the one and only John Douglas and this one is the Royal. Available. Inquire for pricing. The company where the term "THE JOHN" came from. This one is available. Inquire for pricing...

One very rare early embossed washdown toilet bowl

FOR SALE

One very rare early embossed washdown toilet bowl

FOR SALE

One very rare early embossed washdown toilet bowl "Pluto" available

SOLD to a client restoring a Victorian home in Michigan

One very rare early embossed rim washdown toilet bowl

SOLD

One very rare early embossed washdown toilet bowl

FOR SALE

One very rare early embossed washdown toilet bowl

SOLD

One very rare early elephant trunk washout toilet bowl available stamped San Diego. Repaired crack at the base FOR SALE

One very rarest early Victorian toilet bowls I've ever had. This was called the Sunflower Goddess an early wash down toilet bowl.

SOLD

On the right is another Victorian embossed washout bowl SOLD

One very rare early embossed elephant trunk washout toilet bowl SOLD

One very rare early embossed elephant trunk washout toilet bowl SOLD

One very rare early embossed washout toilet bowl. Just a great bowl, very early with wonderful ornamentation, With amazing floral motifs would be a great bowl for a Victorian home restoration, collection or museum. This bowl is available. Inquire for pricing. Can sell the bowl as is or can put together a complete Victorian toilet set up with bowl, seat, high tank or low tank, flush tube etc.

SOLD

Here's a wonderful example of an embossed wash down toilet bowl. Heavily embossed with improved washdown flushing. Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc. For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

Above is a great Victorian washdown toilet bowl. Very rare and unusual as its blue trasnferware inside nd out with its original toilet seat. Ive only seen a few in almost 20 years. This one is available. SOLD

Here's one of the best examples of an embossed wash out toilet bowls in the Country. It is embossed, colored and has gold leafing. One of the best I've ever owned. Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc.

For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

We are constantly buying and selling Victorian plumbing fixtures and assisting in selling and buying and selling of Victorian homes. If you don't see something available on our site, send me an email request for what you are needing. I either have it or can get it.

Marcus@VictorianDepot.com

Here's a wonderful example of an embossed wash down toilet bowl. Heavily embossed with improved washdown flushing. Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc. For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

Here's a wonderful example of an embossed wash down toilet bowl. Heavily embossed with improved washdown flushing. Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc. For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

Here's a wonderful example of an embossed wash down toilet bowl. Heavily embossed with improved washdown flushing. Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc. For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

Here's a wonderful example of an embossed wash down toilet bowl with improved washdown flushing. Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc.

For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

Here's a wonderful example of an ensized elephant trunk wash outtoilet bowl. Heavily embossed with improved . Can be sold as the bowl only or can put together a complete toilet with tank, flush tube etc.

For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

Here's a wonderful wood low tank

For Sale

Inquire for pricing.

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