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Jacqui Pearce
Ten Key Ceramic Finds from London's Archaeological Collections

Ceramics in America 2014

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Jug, London, England, 13th century. Lead-glazed earthenware. H. 15 5/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London.) This London-type ware jug with zoomorphic decoration was found in the City of ­London.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Detail of one of the applied beasts on the jug illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Group of vessels, Surrey-Hampshire border, England, late 16th ­century. Lead-glazed earthenware. D. of dish 8 13/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London; photo, Edwin Baker.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Schweinetopf (lit. “pig pot”; casserole), Surrey-Hampshire border, England, late 16th century. Lead-glazed earthenware. L. 10 13/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London, 69.12/1; photo, Torla Evans.) 

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Bartmann jug, Cologne, ­Germany, ca. 1550. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 7 5/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London, A10986.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Bartmann jug fragment, Cologne, Germany, ca. 1550. Salt-glazed stoneware. (Courtesy, Museum of ­London.) Found on the site of 12–26 ­Magdalen Street, Southwark (MGS96).

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Dish, Aldgate pothouse, London, England, dated 1600. Tin-glazed earthenware. D. 10 3/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London, C84.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Fragments of biscuit delft, probably made at the Aldgate pothouse, London, England, late 16th century. Tin-glazed earthenware. H. of wet drug/syrup jar 9". (Courtesy, Museum of London; site code HTP79 context [220].)

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Bottle, Pickleherring, Southwark, London, dated 1627 (possibly 1628). H. 7 1/2". (Courtesy, Museum of London; site code PLQ95 context [121].) Note the Bird on Rock decoration.

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Plate, Pickleherring, Southwark, London, England, 1625–1630. Tin-glazed earthenware. D. 7". (Courtesy, Museum of London, 24368.)

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Dish, Harlow, Essex, England, dated 1632. Metropolitan slipware. D. 13 7/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London; site code CEH12, context [105]; photo, Andy Chopping.) This dish was found in London.

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Dish, Italy, early 17th century. Tin-glazed earthenware. D. 6 11/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London; photo, Andy Chopping.) This polychrome maiolica plate decorated in stile calligrafico naturalistico was recovered from excavations at 1–2 Albion Place, London EC1 (site code ABP94, context [469]).

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Dish, Southwark, London, England, late 17th century. Tin-glazed earthenware. D. 14 5/8". (Courtesy, Museum of London; photo, Andy Chopping.) This charger was recovered from excavations at Chaucer House, Tabard Street, Southwark, London (site code CH75, context [17]).

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Plate, London, England, early 18th century. Tin-glazed earthenware. D. 8 11/16". (Courtesy, Museum of London; photo, Andy Chopping.) This rare plate with a Hebrew inscription was recovered from excavations at 12–14 Mitre Street, London (site code MIR84, context [100]).

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Mug, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, ca. 1760s. Soft-paste porcelain. D. 3 1/2". (Courtesy, Museum of London; photo, Andy Chopping.)