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
Post Medieval AD 1600 - 1720

  • Common name London Early Post-medieval redware type
  • Class Cucurbit
  • Height 354mm
  • Identifier PW137a
  • Production centre not Oxford region
  • Distribution similar vessels found in London and one from Jamestown, Virginia, USA
  • Use for distillation of acids for use in refining metals
  • Date early 17th century AD
  • Detail intentional mark, perhaps a batch or merchant's signature
  • Historic context a property in north eastern suburb of Oxford
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