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
Early Post-medieval AD 1450 - 1600

  • Common name Rhenish stonewares
  • Class Baluster drinking jug and rounded drinking cup
  • Height left, 240mm right, 180mm
  • Identifier PW36
  • Production centre in the vicinity of Siegburg, Rhineland
  • Distribution across northern Europe
  • Use drinking vessels
  • Date 16th century AD
  • Published in Mellor 1997b, Fig 7, 9
  • Historic context the tall vessel was found in the making of King Edward Street, Oxford and the other vessel was found in digging for foundations on the site of the Three Cups Inn, Queen Street, Oxford
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