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Accession # SRM1969-733

Crock

19th century


Stoneware was considered the best material for food storage. Besides being strong, it has a low porosity and was considered the safest material in which to keep food. If earthenware, which is very porous, was used, there was constant danger that food would become tainted, or worse, toxic.




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