Friday, January 23, 2009

English Salt glazed Bottles and Flagons

A little more from England today, with some salt glazed wares from Brighton. Salt glaze is thought to have been originated in Germany in the 14th century, possibly by accident when using seaweed and other naturally salt soaked combustible materials to increase temperature when firing. The vessels themselves are fired to a very high temperature, therefore become very durable, with the ability to hold liquid. These images here range from the 1840's-1900.
images from  Brighton Bottles HERE

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