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Earthenware crocks

Description:
Earthenware was often used for domestic containers.  During firing salt was added to the kiln.  This vapourised in the high temperatures and combined with the clay to form a shiny surface which was able to hold liquids.
Materials/Media:
clay, earthenware
Dimensions:
circumference (large) 920mm, (medium) 704mm, (small) 575mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Digital Number:
SQDM004n, SQDM005n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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