Large rectangular salt-glazed stoneware trough for the garden. Handmade. Light blue/green color with natural variation. These troughs can also be set on 4 feet to raise the trough approx. 5 inches off the ground. Makers mark on one side dating the pottery company back to 1876.
Imported from England
Salt-glazed stoneware was first made in the 1400s and it’s still being made today in the same traditional way. The glaze has a lemon peel type texture – a slightly bumpy surface which is created by the salt in the kiln.
In salt-glazing pottery, unglazed pieces are placed in the kiln and heated to a very high temperature. Salt is then thrown into the hot kiln. The salt fumes throughout the kiln interior, and combines with the silica in the clay pottery to form a natural glaze on all the pots.
These pieces are handmade and have natural variation to them - no two pieces are alike. Salt glazed pottery is made to be used every day; it’s extremely durable and lasts decades. We have several pieces that date back to the 19th century!