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.
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- Designer: Charles Graham, American, 1854-1907
- Manufacturer: Charles Graham Chemical Pottery Works, 1878-ca. 1913
- Medium: Glazed stoneware
- Place Manufactured: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Dates: Patented April 7, 1885
- Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (19.1 x 14.3 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: On exterior, impressed below lip on opposing sides, within rectangular shape with canted corners: "CHAS. GRAHAM/PAT APRIL 7TH/1885"
- Collections:Decorative Arts
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Special Exhibition Gallery, 4th Floor
- Accession Number: 2007.22
- Credit Line: Gift of Jay and Emma Lewis
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Charles Graham (American, 1854-1907). Vase, Patented April 7, 1885. Glazed stoneware, 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (19.1 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jay and Emma Lewis, 2007.22. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Brown pyriform vase with concave neck and slightly flared rim. Over-all white raised decoration in the Japanese taste depicting a naturalistic scene with bird, moth, vines, flowers, and spider web. Shoulder articulated with two thin bands of small impressed dots.
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)