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A pair of small and medium Edwardian salt-glazed stoneware jars, most likely used for ink or furniture polish.
Salt glaze is characterised by its rustic, orange-peel texture and is created by throwing salt into the kiln at the higher temperature firing stage.
Sodium from the salt reacts with the silica in the clay to produce sodium silicate. Salt glazes are often colourless or can be various shades of brown.
Victorian and Edwardian salt-glazed stoneware was mainly produced in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottingham and London.
These rustic little jars are beautifully timeworn, so have a softness to their colour and edges.
Perfect for wildflower stems, fine paintbrushes or make-up brushes.