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

2000 years of pottery forms and shapes
Post Medieval AD 1600 - 1720

Blackware Blackware; identifier pw67d Blackware; identifier pw63d Blackware; identifier pw65d Blackware; identifier pw68d
Rounded mug Flared mug Flared mug Flared mug
Blackware Blackware; identifier pw66d Blackware; identifier pw72d Blackware; identifier pw70d Blackware; identifier pw69d
Flared mug Flared mug Flared mug Flared mug
Surrey/Hampshire Border ware Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier pw119d Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier pw 118d Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier  pw120d Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier pw121d
Tripod pipkin Chamber pot Carinated bowl Deep bowl
Surrey/Hampshire Border ware Surrey/Hampshire Border ware;  identifier pw122d Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier 123d Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier pw124d

Surrey/Hampshire Border ware; identifier pw125d

Porringer Porringer Necked cup Necked cup

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The post-medieval period heralds the consumer age with a wider variety of mass-produced forms in varying colours. The medieval shapes had largely been replaced by vessels with very specific functions, many of which are still readily recognisable in the twenty-first century - plates and chamber pots.
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