Salt Pigs of Scotland Photos

Scots used unique ceramic buckets to store salt. Since the spout faces forward and resembles the profile of a pig, they are often called salt pigs.

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Ceramic salt bucket "pig" & stoneware jar at Crathes Castle. Crathes, Scotland.Stoneware stout bottles & ceramic salt pig at Dunfermline Carnegie Library Museum. Dunfermline, Scotland.Scottish salt pig at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Ceramic salt pig in kitchen at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceramic salt bucket "pig" & stoneware jar at Crathes Castle. Crathes, Scotland.Stoneware stout bottles & ceramic salt pig at Dunfermline Carnegie Library Museum. Dunfermline, Scotland.Scottish salt pig at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Ceramic salt pig in kitchen at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Earthenware salt bucket by Caledonian Pottery of Townhead, Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Salt bucket marking marriage prob. by Caledonian Pottery of Townhead, Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Salt bucket with chicken figure by Cumnock Pottery at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mrs. Allan Saltcoats ceramic vessel with sculpted chicken on nest in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Earthenware salt (saut) bucket (c1850) by Caledonian Pottery of Townhead, Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Salt bucket marking marriage (1854) prob. by Caledonian Pottery of Townhead, Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Salt bucket with chicken figure (1871) by Cumnock Pottery at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mrs. Allan Saltcoats ceramic vessel (1891) with sculpted chicken on nest in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Ceramic salt bucket "pig" by Cumnock Pottery of Ayrshire, Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.


Ceramic salt bucket "pig" (c1900) by Cumnock Pottery of Ayrshire, Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.



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