Stoneware chamber pot

Chamber pots were found in many homes in the United States before the advent of modern indoor plumbing. While some chamber pots were elaborately decorated, this example, made by Paul Cushman of Albany, New York, is strictly utilitarian. The piece is incised only with the name of the potter.
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Object Name
date made
Cushman, Paul
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 16.5 cm x 20 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in
overall: 6 5/16 in x 10 in x 8 1/8 in; 16.0655 cm x 25.4 cm x 20.6375 cm
place made
United States: New York, Albany
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
New York Stoneware
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
New York Stoneware
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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