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
A Vessel for everyman and his family
Dated parallels
Salt-glazed Raeren stoneware drinking vessels are depicted in numerous paintings: such an example is The Wedding Feast painted by Pieter Brueghel in the late 1560s. (Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum) Raeren stoneware drinking vessels Raeren stoneware drinking vessels one with a vertical loop handle and the other with a strap handle
Blackware flared mugs with vertical loop handles
Blackware flared mugs with vertical loop handles
These blackware mugs with single or double vertical loop handles are decorated with lead glaze which probably drew iron from the body of the clay giving rise to a dark colour. It is recognised in Staffordshire from deposits of the mid 17th century. Two of the illustrated vessels were found in association with a porringer made on the Surrey/Hampshire border, identical to one found with a hoard of coins deposited around the 1640s.
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