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Object Name: Kiln prop
Date: 1800-1838
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Medium: Salt-glazed stoneware
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware kiln prop with arched shape.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 1925.70
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After stoneware vessels were formed, marked, and decorated, they were carefully stacked in the firing kiln. In order to keep the vessels from fusing together, potters placed stoneware props, made simply of wads of stoneware clay, between the pots.