Stoneware Toy Bank, 1882

Summary

This toy bank was made of a durable, leak-proof pottery called stoneware, shaped on a potter's wheel. The orange-peel-like outer glaze was created when the potter threw handfuls of common rock salt into a white-hot kiln during the piece' firing. Salt-glazed stoneware pieces were decorated with an amazing array of designs, including the playful birds and flowers on this piece.

This toy bank was made of a durable, leak-proof pottery called stoneware, shaped on a potter's wheel. The orange-peel-like outer glaze was created when the potter threw handfuls of common rock salt into a white-hot kiln during the piece' firing. Salt-glazed stoneware pieces were decorated with an amazing array of designs, including the playful birds and flowers on this piece.

Artifact

Bank (Container)

Date Made

1882

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

58.122.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Ceramic (Material)
Salt glaze

Technique

Glazing (Coating)

Color

Cobalt blue (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.625 in

Diameter: 5.75 in

Inscriptions

on front: Giles B. Jamison / Bucks Co. / Phila Nov 12/82

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