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Drongan Pottery

Drongan Pot

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Due to an abundance of coal which provided easy access to the energy needed for industry, Drongan became an early centre of pottery production in the south west. The pottery made of earthenware usually took the form of either black or brown vessels for domestic and dairy purposes, along with chimney pots, troughs and flower pots. This pottery was in huge demand for a while not only throughout Ayrshire, but also in Dumfries and Galloway, with shipments being sent to Glasgow, north to the Highlands and even overseas to America. This is a rare example of a complete pot, Drongan pottery was renonwned for being easily broken.

 

There is a white residue inside this pot which may be isinglass which was sometimes used as a preservative for eggs.

Materials/Media:
earthenware
Dimensions:
height 270 mm. diameter of base 165mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAPO026a; EAPO026b
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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