Unidentified fire clay object

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


unidentified fire clay object Perceton J & M Craig

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