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Saggar

Saggar

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1680-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Dwight's Fulham Pottery (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, salt-glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Lent by the Museum of London. Copyright Museum of London

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:MUSEUMLONDON.79-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 22, shelf 3

Dwight fired most of his stonewares in saggars from about 1680. Holes cut in the sides of the saggars enabled the salt to reach the surface of the pots. The saggars like this one with small holes were for his finest wares. Saggars protected the pottery from direct contact with the flames and enabled the kiln to be stacked efficiently

Physical description

Stoneware cylindrical saggar, the sides regularly pieced with small holes; broken

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1680-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

John Dwight's Fulham Pottery (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, salt-glazed

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 cm approx.

Object history note

Excavated from the site of John Dwight's Fulham Pottery

Descriptive line

Incomplete fireclay saggar with small circular pierced holes, Fulham Pottery, London, 17th century. MoL no. 97.90/65 (FP10009)

Materials

Stoneware

Categories

Stoneware; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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