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
Modern AD 1720 -

  • Common name Rhenish stoneware, Westerwald type
  • Class Mineral water container
  • Height 285mm
  • Identifier PW158b
  • Production centre in the Westerwald district, north Rhineland, Germany
  • Distribution throughout Europe and to America
  • Use for transport and sale of mineral water
  • Date 18th century AD
  • Detail blue circle around the lower portion of neck, the cross, circle and `R' are stamped but the `C T' is incised
  • Published in Bruce-Mitford 1939, Pl XIV, 138
  • Historic context Well 5 in a property in the north eastern suburb of Oxford
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