A selection of ceramics through the ages (5 second delay) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology The Collections:
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Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic

2000 years of pottery forms and shapes
Highly decorated 13th -14th centuries

  • Common name Brill/Boarstall ware, Buckinghamshire
  • Class Baluster jug
  • Height 345mm
  • Identifier PW117
  • Production centre in west Buckinghamshire
  • Distribution widely throughout the south Midlands
  • Use decanter for wine or ale
  • Date Mid 13th century AD
  • Published in Bruce-Mitford 1939, Fig 24 H, Pl XI no 1, 105
  • Historic context Well 9 on the boundary between nos 37 and 38 Broad Street in the north eastern suburb of Oxford, found with many pottery vessels and oak boards
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