Small Triangular Trivet

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Dublin Core

Title

Small Triangular Trivet

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Description

Trivets were a type of kiln furniture used to support glazed objects. Trivets were made three ways in Bethabara. They could be molded by hand like this one, turned on a potter’s wheel and shaped with a knife, or made with a plaster press mold.

An object covered top and bottom with glaze would be balanced on a trivet inside of a kiln. When the firing was finished, the trivet would be broken off, leaving just three or four tiny holes in the glaze, rather than an entire side or rim. The broken points of this trivet are covered in brown glaze. Trivets remain in use today for the production of glazed and enameled wares.

This particular trivet was recovered from B4, Aust’s Waster Dump #1. It is marked B4-5-4-2 in black ink.

Dimensions: 1.5” from point-to-point, 1” tall.

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1760-1771

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.44

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Contributor

Photographer: Daniel Ferguson

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Small Triangular Trivet,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed December 6, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/66.