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Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950

Salt Peter toby jug finished in a full colorway, designed by Colin Rawson and produced by Hornsea Pottery of Hornsea, England, between 1950 and 1952. Standing up against his brick kiln, Salt Peter is a hardworking potter in the Hornsea region. His left arm forms the handle of the jug. Saltpeter is a common chemical, used for many products and science projects. Saltpeter is the natural mineral source of the chemical potassium nitrate. In pottery, saltpeter is used as a flux, which helps to lower the melting point of the clay and glaze mixture, making it easier to work with. It is also used as a colorant in some glazes.

Maker:

Hornsea Pottery

England

circa 1950

Model #:

toby jug

Size:

medium

Height:

3 3/4"

Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
Salt Peter toby jug full colorway - Hornsea Pottery circa 1950
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