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
Highly decorated 13th -14th centuries

  • Common name Brill/Boarstall ware, Buckinghamshire
  • Class Biconical jug
  • Height 280mm
  • Identifier PW116
  • Production centre west Buckinghamshire
  • Distribution widely throughout south Midlands and as far west as west Midlands
  • Use as a decanter for ale or wine
  • Date 13th - 14th century AD
  • Published in Bruce-Mitford 1939, Fig 25 A, Pl XI no 7, 108
  • Historic context found in the silt levels of well 10, in a property in the north eastern suburb of Oxford
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