Produced in Liverpool, England around the time of the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, the ceramic commode let patriotic British citizens express their feelings about France's belligerent emperor even in their most private moments. As the curators of the digital "200 Objects of Waterloo" exhibit explain,
It is typical of the sort of scurrilous images of the French Emperor produced in Britain around 1805. From 1803-1805, at the height of Napoleon’s expansionary ambitions, a large French army was stationed at Calais and the English expected an invasion. One reaction to the threat was to treat Napoleon as a public object of derision – in short to laugh at him.
In case pooping on a ceramic effigy of Napoleon didn't send a strong enough message, painted on the bottom of the chamber pot is a threatening message: PEREAT, Latin for "May he die!"
An extremely similar chamber pot, pictured above, came up for auction in 2013. Despite visible damage, the political potty made quite a splash—and sold for over $10,000.
While it's possible that the chamber pots were intended more as gag gifts than actual poop containers (imagine how unpleasant it would be for your maid to scrub around the three-dimensional bust every morning!), politically-charged chamber pots have appeared throughout history—and continue to hit the market today.