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

Brill/Boarstall ware; identifier pw48d

  • Common name Brill/Boarstall ware, Buckinghamshire
  • Class Aquamanile
  • Height 290mm
  • Identifier PW48
  • Production centre west Buckinghamshire
  • Distribution throughout the south Midlands
  • Use washing of hands at table
  • Date Mid - late 13th century AD
  • Published in Ashmolean Museum report 1955, 33 and Jope 1958, Pl III C
  • Historic context found with other sherds and bones in a pit in the commercial centre of Oxford
  • Presented by F W Woolworth
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