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At the same time as they protested the taxes imposed by Parliament, many Americans saw King George III as the protector of their rights as British citizens. Americans proudly used and displayed a wide range of household objects decorated with symbols representing the king. One of the most common symbols was “GR,” short for Georgius Rex or George the King. “GR” was often used on ceramics, including mugs, jugs, and chamber pots (portable indoor toilets), like this one.

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  • Item/Title: Chamber Pot
    Place: England
    Date: 1770-1775
    Materials: Salt-glazed stoneware
    Credit: Museum of the American Revolution, 2017.07.02.12

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