Pottery and cookware for pioneer doll kitchens…

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Small brown and blue glass vials, 2 inches tall.

“One of the first potteries in America was at Bean Hill in Norwich, Connecticut. They made yellow-brown earthenware that was salt-glazed. The salt-glaze technique was discovered around 1680 by a servant. There was an earthen pot over a fire with brine in That for curing salt pork. While the servant was away, the brine boiled, and the pot became red hot, and it was found that the sides were glazed. The local potter used this discovery and salt glaze became an established fact.”

Westerwald pottery, from Germany, was characterized by stamped medallions and the use of cobalt oxide based coloring for decoration. This salt-glazed pottery became very popular in England and America during the colonial era because of its blue glaze.

Dark colored bottles help retain it Bacteria from growing in the food for a longer period. Unfortunately, It also concealed unwanted mold growth And bacteria as well.

Beginning in the late eighteenth century, potters in Scotland and northern England began crafting wares from yellow clay. Trade spread to Wales. A fragment of a yellowish panchon has been excavated from Knowles Mill in Worcestershire. By the early 19th century, potters skilled in yellowware began migrating to the United States.

In the United States, production was concentrated in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New England, and Ohio. The earliest documented American yellowware was in 1797, with large-scale production beginning in 1828 in New Jersey.

Above you can see a beautiful large stone ewer from Bangor Maine; It is glazed with salt and
Also a doll-sized version of the same type of stoneware is pictured alongside it.

The pretzel stoneware above is just the right size for 18 inch dolls. jar shaped like this
One and much larger than that, it can be used for sauerkraut or made into it
Sauerkraut in the Age of the Pioneers.

On the left, a size comparison between a ‘real yellow bowl’ and a doll-sized bowl. On the right,
Here are some examples of the kitchen tools I collected for my mini dollhouse kitchen: a
A bowl of yellow decanters, two bottles of brown and blue glass, stoneware painted with salt
A pot with a lid and finally a large cast iron kettle for cooking over a stove fire.

Three inch wooden bowl just the right size
For 18 inch dolls to use on the kitchen table!

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