Empty box of gum ammonia

Made:
1790-1819
maker:
Watt, James

1 box Gum Ammonia (empty)

James Watt was a business partner in the Delftfield Pottery, Glasgow, and carried out many experiments to improve the quality of the pottery's products. This particular box comes from a drawer labelled ‘Drugs for pottery’ – ingredients Watt was testing to try and improve the clay body or the glazes of his pots.

Details

Category:
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Object Number:
1924-792/958
type:
box
credit:
Major J.M. Gibson-Watt