Kiln prop

Kiln prop
Title
Kiln prop
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number 
1925.70
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group