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Stoneware Whiskey Jug For A Decorative Touch

Stoneware Whiskey JugStoneware is a type of pottery using a dense type of clay that is fired at a temperature that is much hotter than the temperature used to create earthenware. The resulting pottery is capable of holding liquids because it is completely watertight. It is the materials that have been used to create the ubiquitous stoneware whiskey jug.

Stoneware has been used for many years and is the material that many items of dinnerware have been made with. It is a material that is resistant to scratching and can take a knock without breaking or chipping.

As far as whiskey jugs go, they are also known as crocks and are finished with a salt glaze, making them very distinctive in appearance. It is the type of jug that was used for containing illegal liquor during the prohibition years and it was colloquially referred to as a moonshine jug.

Stoneware today is used in the manufacture of some of the finest and most decorative items of dinnerware. The ability to decorate these pottery pieces with the most vivid of colors have resulted in highly collectable pottery from all over the world such as Polish pottery from Poland and Talavera pottery from Mexico.

The fact that stoneware provides the perfect blank canvas makes it a surface that will take the fine paints used in these types of hand painted objects. The nature of the pottery itself means that it is likely to last for a very long time making it a worthwhile investment. The result has been that there are now many valuable stoneware jugs, not to mention other pottery items, out there to be collected. In fact, stoneware collectors are now quite numerous no matter whether they are after the historical value of a stoneware jug or the decorative beauty of some fine Polish pottery.

The great bonus is that not only will your pottery dinnerware look wonderful on the table it will also provide further value as a feature piece in the home.

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