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Charles Graham Works is best known for its industrial stoneware ceramics such as the giant spigot seen here. In the mid-1880s, in order to diversify the output and gain a share of the domestic consumer market, Graham patented a resist process to decorate vases made of the same stoneware with Japanese-inspired motifs then in vogue.
late 19th century
9 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (24.0 x 42.0 x 14.0 cm) (show scale)
Impressed oval medallion on side of body: "CHAS. GRAHAM / CHEMICAL POTTERY WORKS / BROOKLYN, N. Y. "
Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
Brown glazed stoneware spigot. A squat cylindrical body with three incised lines at top and bottom of body, with a wide down-curved spout opposed by a wide, threaded, horizontal lead tube. Rectangular handle above a short neck with two bands of molded beads.
CONDITION - Very good. Several firing flaws and small chips to threads.
Charles Graham Chemical Pottery Works (1878-ca. 1913). Bib Faucet, late 19th century. Glazed stoneware, 9 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (24.0 x 42.0 x 14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1996.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.8.jpg)
overall, 1996.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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