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Fine Original Condition
Mid 18th Century
Size: 23cm high, 14cm wide – 9 ins high, 5½ ins wide (max)
One of the main factors which stimulated the making of salt glaze was the increased consumption of ales and wines throughout Europe. The original coarse malt liquor drink was greatly improved by the addition of a new ingredient; hops, and the result was a widespread increase in the drinking of ale. By 1600 Inns and Taverns became popular and the new salt glaze pottery drinking vessels were in great demand and remained so for 200 years. The salt glazed stoneware being preferred to earthenware or metal tankards, as the taste of the ale was not affected.