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.
This text refers to these objects: ' 1996.8; 2007.22
- Manufacturer: Charles Graham Chemical Pottery Works, 1878-ca. 1913
- Medium: Glazed stoneware
- Place Manufactured: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Dates: late 19th century
- Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (24.0 x 42.0 x 14.0 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Impressed oval medallion on side of body: "CHAS. GRAHAM / CHEMICAL POTTERY WORKS / BROOKLYN, N. Y. "
- Collections:Decorative Arts
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 1996.8
- Credit Line: Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: 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
- Catalogue Description: 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.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)