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.

Date Made: 1806-1833

Maker: Cushman, Paul

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Albany

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass, Food, Industry & Manufacturing, New York Stoneware, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: John Paul Remensnyder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0803.50Accession Number: 1977.0803Catalog Number: 1977.0803.050

Object Name: chamberpot

Physical Description: ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16.5 cm x 20 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_574332

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