Stoneware chamber pot

Stoneware chamber pot

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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
chamberpot
date made
1806-1833
maker
Cushman, Paul
place made
United States: New York, Albany
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.5 cm x 20 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
1977.0803.50
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.050
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Food
Industry & Manufacturing
New York Stoneware
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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