Stoneware chamber pot

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chamber pot
date made
1806-1833
maker
Cushman, Paul
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.5 cm x 20 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in
place made
United States: New York, Albany
ID Number
1977.0803.50
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.50
subject
New York Stoneware
Food
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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