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Antique English Glazed Terra Cotta Salt Storage Vessel with Lid England 1888

An unusual antique English glazed terra cotta pot vessel used for the storage of salt from England with the date 1888.  The interior of this container is glazed in the same manner as the exterior.  This was meant to keep the salt crystals from absorbing moisture and then forming clumps that would make it difficult to use.  Salt was not domestically produced and as an important product was costly and therefore treated with respect.  The form of this pot is quite fascinating as it is meant to emulate the trunk of a tree with its branches cut off.  Hence the reddish brown colour to simulate the bark with the stubs highlighted with a lighter colour to simulate the freshly cut interior.  Notice that the lid has a handle made of three branches that separate from a larger branch.  This charming pot may be used purely for enjoyable decoration but would be ideal to hold packets of sweetener in a kitchen today.

# EEE55

DIMENSIONS

5.00" w x 5.00" d x 11.50" h

12.70cm w x 12.70cm d x 29.21cm h

$488.00

An unusual glazed terra cotta pot used for the storage of salt from England with the date 1888.  The interior of this container is glazed in the same manner as the exterior.  This was meant to keep the salt crystals from absorbing moisture and then forming clumps that would make it difficult to use.  Salt was not domestically produced and as an important product was costly and therefore treated with respect.  The form of this pot is quite fascinating as it is meant to emulate the trunk of a tree with its branches cut off.  Hence the reddish brown colour to simulate the bark with the stubs highlighted with a lighter colour to simulate the freshly cut interior.  Notice that the lid has a handle made of three branches that separate from a larger branch.  This charming pot may be used purely for enjoyable decoration but would be ideal to hold packets of sweetener in a kitchen today.