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Kiln prop

Object Number: 
1925.70
Date: 
1800-1838
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware kiln prop with arched shape.
Gallery Label: 
After stoneware vessels were formed, marked, and decorated, they were carefully stacked in the firing kiln. In order to keep the vessels from fusing together, potters placed stoneware props, made simply of wads of stoneware clay, between the pots.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group