Depth: 7.5cms (3 inches)
Width: 10.5cms (4.25 inches)
Height: 8.5cms (3.5 inches)

Ref: Pottery 60

A homely 19th century slipware pottery money box in the form of a laying hen sitting in a basket. Slipware is a type of pottery where slip is placed onto the leather-hard clay body surface before firing, by dipping, painting or splashing. Slip is an aqueous suspension of a clay body, which is a mixture of clays and other minerals such as quartz, feldspar and mica. Scottish, circa 1850.