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  • Place of origin:

    Burton-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moira Pottery (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the maker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stoneware bottle with with brown salt-glaze. The body and glaze is of saltstone; a mixture of red clay, calcined animal bone, feldspar and iron oxide. The body is cylindrical topped with a truncated conical form, surmounted by bulbous, almost corpulent circular rim with a pulled forward proto-spout. Opposite this is applied, ribbed handle attached at the top of the cylinder and at the top of the truncated cone, but rising between these points to a height superior to that of the rim. The rim is capable of receiving a cork stopper.

Place of Origin

Burton-on-Trent (made)


1981 (made)


Moira Pottery (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware

Marks and inscriptions

'OVEN and Freezer-proof / MOIRA / Farmhouse Stoneware / MADE IN ENGLAND / Microwave and Dishwasher-safe' together with a stylised pictogram of a farmhouse
Mark in black on base

'MOIRA /SALTSTONE' within an oval
Impressed on side, slightly below spout


Length: 19.1 cm, Diameter: 10.2 cm, Width: 10.5 cm include lip and handle

Descriptive line

Bottle, salt-glazed stoneware, made by Moira Pottery, England, 1981.


Stoneware; Salt glaze




Ceramics; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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