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An oval-shaped chamber pot, usually of porcelain, used mainly by ladies when travelling. It was named after Louis Bourdaloue (1632–1704), a French Jesuit preacher, whose sermons were so popular that crowds assembled hours in advance. They were produced throughout Europe, as well as the Far East, for export, and were also made in faience, silver, and japanned metal.

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