Beehive Threshing Jug 1986 


GSRW miniature - Beehive Jug 1986 created by Mike Robinson for the charter members of Golden State Red Wing chapter.

Red wing 5 gal. threshing jug

Original - Minnesota Stoneware Co. 1883  - 1906 Beehive Threshing Jug

Salt-Glaze  A clear, glassy surface on the exterior of the ware was created while it was being fired by throwing rock salt into the kiln. The heat vaporized the salt and the atmosphere reacted with the clay to form a sodium-silicate glaze on the surface. The interiors of pieces, which wouldn’t be evenly exposed to the salt vapors, were sealed with a shiny brown glaze. Capacity numbers and geometric or pictorial decorations were drawn by hand in cobalt blue on some pieces. 
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