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Bottle

1981 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Salt-glazed stoneware
Brief Description
Bottle, salt-glazed stoneware, made by Moira Pottery, England, 1981.
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 19.1cm
  • Diameter: 10.2cm
  • Include lip and handle width: 10.5cm
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)
Credit line
Given by the maker
Collection
Accession Number
C.169-1981

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record createdNovember 28, 2008
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