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Bottle

Bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Woolwich (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1660 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, applied moulded decoration

  • Museum number:

    C.1-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 43, shelf 3

Physical description

Bottle of salt-glazed stoneware with a narrow neck, swelling belly and narrow neck with cordons, with a bearded man mask, and an applied moulded medallion depicting a seventeenth-century man clutching a drinking glass and stick.

Place of Origin

Woolwich (made)

Date

ca.1660 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, applied moulded decoration

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm

Object history note

Matching fragments from an experimental kiln excavated at Woolwich Ferry in 1974. The kiln was built by immigrants from the Rhineland. This is one of three known surviving products of the pottery and was one of the two excavated in the Folkestone area which were sold at Phillips, Folkestone in 1992.

Descriptive line

Bottle, salt-glazed stoneware, thrown and with an applied moulded medallion, made in Woolwich, ca. 1660

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Robin Hildyard, 'Salt-Glazing in Woolwich' in Ceramic Review, issue 263, September/October 2013, pp.58-61.
Illustrated in Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XIII
Post-Medieval Archaeology, Vol.12, 1978 (for account of Woolwich excavation)
Ceramics and Glass Section object information file

Labels and date

Bottle
Made in Woolwich, England, about 1660
Salt-glazed stoneware

C.1-1994

Matching fragments from an experimental kiln excavated at Woolwich Ferry, built by immigrants from the Rhineland [23/05/2008]

Production Note

This bottle matches wasters excavated at Woolwich Ferry in 1974, and is one of three known extant products of this pottery.

Materials

Salt glazed stoneware

Techniques

Thrown; Sprigged

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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