stoneware

Definitions

  • A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion
    A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stoneware ceramic ware that is fired in high heat and vitrified and nonporous
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stoneware A species of coarse potter's ware, glazed and baked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stoneware Potters' ware made from clay of very silicious nature, or a composition of clay and flint. The clay is beaten in water and purified, and the flint is calcined, ground, and suspended in water, and then mixed (in various proportions for various wares) with the clay. The mixture is then dried in a kiln until it is sufficiently solid to be kneaded, and is then beaten and tempered before being molded into shape. When fired it is not porous, like common pottery, but vitrified through its whole substance in consequence of the great amount of silex contained in the prepared clay. Vessels of stoneware are generally glazed by means of common salt. The salt, being thrown into the furnace, is volatilized by heat, becomes attached to the surface of the ware, and is decomposed, the muriatic acid flying off and leaving the soda behind it to form a fine thin glaze on the ware, which resists ordinary acids. The old German stoneware had often a vitreous glaze. See grès de Flandres, under grès, and Cologne ware, under ware.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stoneware a coarse kind of potter's ware baked hard and glazed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

Many came hither to fill bottles, metal cans, and stoneware pitchers.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Many came hither to fill bottles, metal cans, and stoneware pitchers.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
This is usually put up in stoneware bottles for sale, and is used with a paint brush.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The blue willow pattern stoneware cups and the blue and white Japanese ware are very suitable for this purpose.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
But besides soups, various savory dishes, and all sorts of stews are cooked in stoneware pots.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
Stoneware and fine earthenware, and porcelain.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
A stoneware jar with a bung will do very well.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
Pour into stoneware jars and keep in a cool place.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
In 1760 Staffordshire stoneware was rough and badly glazed, and much ware was imported from France.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
They halted at the big stoneware water-cooler.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Decorated stoneware is given much attention.
"The Condition and Tendencies of Technical Education in Germany" by Arthur Henry Chamberlain
Coffee in restaurants is served "white" (with milk), or black, in earthen, stoneware, or silver pots.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
And on the top shelf stood a curious vase, about the size of a rather fat flower-pot, of dark blue and white old Dutch stoneware.
"Five Minutes' Stories" by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
A stoneware manufacture dating back to the middle ages existed at Creussen in Bavaria.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Stone was cracking large white eggs into a stoneware bowl.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Stoneware and Porcelain: The Art of High-Fired Pottery.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
ASTBURY of Shelton, early in the 18th century, made red crouch, and white stoneware.
"The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods" by William Chaffers
He was not content to halt after the discovery of the white stoneware.
"Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science" by J. Hamilton Fyfe
The latter may have been pewter or German stoneware with pewter mounts.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
The clays sold by the Enfield Pottery Company and by the Western Stoneware Company are of this type.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
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In news:

1860 Pennsylvania Stoneware Flower Pot PBS.
A 16th-century Japanese bowl is made of stoneware with iron and ash glazes.
Lead-free recycled stoneware tiles for the floor.
Kids create everyday masterpieces at Louisville Stoneware .
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Lenovo Moves Into Cloud Services With Stoneware Buy.
China's Lenovo buys cloud computing firm Stoneware .
Stirring it up in stoneware bowls.
Use them with stoneware in fall colors.
Some of the items you can bring: Stoneware, glassware, bottles, firearms, flasks, pottery, estate jewelry, gold, silver, Texana and Americana.
Stoneware book ends, book-scented candles, leather-bound Harry Potter first editions and more.
Outwardly, they appear to be a lovely design carved on porcelain or stoneware, however when held to a light source they become a three dimensional presentation.
An Artistic Relationship Set in Stoneware.
Kids create everyday masterpieces at Louisville Stoneware.
1 turkey carcass (cut to fit inside stoneware).
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