Unidentified fire clay object

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Found at the old Perceton Fire Clay Works, Perceton, Ayrshire

This object is not marked but it was found on site at Perceton Fire Clay Works and as such I believe it was manufactured there.

But …what is it! It is salt glazed and at each corner there is a 1″ x 1″ unglazed area. I originally thought these areas were filled with mortar but when I started to clean one out I started to think that they are actually part of the object ie made from fire clay as opposed to filled with cement – at least that is what I think the story is!

It has 6 faces but each is chamfered and beveled. Their are 2 sizes of faces , one measuring  4 1/4″ or 4 3/4 ” depending on where you measure on the bevel and the other size of face measures         3 3/4″ or 4 1/2″. It is symmetrical in design.

If it is kiln furniture it seems over complicated.

unidentified fire clay object Perceton J & M Craig

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unidentified fire clay object Perceton J & M Craig

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