History of Antique Crocks

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Watch an overview of collecting antique crocks in this free diy collectors video from an antiques dealer collection expert.

Part of the Video Series: How to Collect Antique Stoneware Crocks
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We're going to talk about stoneware crocks and this is a small sample of stoneware crocks that I want to show you today and mostly New England crocks. Stoneware is a term applied to the potter for a special clay, which when it's fired at a high temperature it creates a hard vitrified surface for the inside of the crocks so that food can easily be sorted in there and the slipware is added to the interior for a glossy, easy way to clean the surface. We also use salt glaze on the outside of the surface to make it smooth and attractive, so that's the really simplified terms that we talk about when we talk about the structure of a crock. Today we will talk a little bit about different shapes of the crocks and the different ways that they were used. So this is a way for you to talk a look at maybe collecting New England Crocks.

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