Saggar – kiln furniture

This item was donated by Harley Marshall.

He obtained it from the Stein Castlecary Brick Works.

He believes it will be manufactured from the same clay used to manufacture Thistle bricks.

It is slip cast – i.e. it was a ‘liquid’ clay that was poured into the mould as opposed to a more plastic clay requiring pressure to shape it.

I believe this to be an industrial saggar of some description  – perhaps a plate or tray saggar. It is a piece of kiln furniture used to protect and assist the firing of other items within the kiln.

  • Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.
  • Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire.
  • Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire.
  • Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

Below – 8 1/2″ long, 7 1/2″ wide, 3 3/8″ at highest points in the corners. The ‘tray’ on the top is 7/8″ deep.




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