VESSEL

Unique ID: WMID-003764

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A fragment of a ceramic vessel of Midlands Yellow Ware (probably), dating from the Medieval – Post Medieval period, between AD 1400 – 1600 (length: 38.5mm; width: 21.5mm; thickness: 17.5mm; weight: 8.9g).

This vessel sherd is ‘T’ shaped in plan and has the form of a face mount, which would have originally protruding outwards from the main body of the vessel. The face is clearly defined with two uneven dark brown eyes and an uneven slanted incised mouth. The hair is also illustrated at the top of the face with fifteen incised linear markings radiating outwards from the main part of the face. The mount is broken at the back and at the neck/ bottom. The fabric of the vessel mount is a hard-fired earthenware with external lead glaze which fired to a yellow colour while in an oxidising atmosphere. The main fabric is off-white in colour.

Midlands Yellow ware can be seen in a variety of vessel forms including butter pots which are cylindrical jars in a variety of sizes with distinctive rim profiles made for transporting butter from farmer to consumer (D. A. Ford, 1999). Midlands Yellow Ware has its origins in the Midland White Wares of the 13th-15th centuries. It is recognised as a distinct ware from the 16th century. Kiln centres in the Midlands include Ticknall, Derbyshire and the Nuneaton area in Warwickshire (which was in decline from the end of the 16th century) (D. A. Ford & D. Barker, 1999).

Sub class: Midlands Yellow Ware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Post AD 1400
Date to: Ante AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 38.5 mm
Width: 21.5 mm
Thickness: 17.5 mm
Weight: 8.9 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd May 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Glazed [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval - Post Medieval ceramic vessel fragment (front, side and back views)

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Staffordshire
District: East Staffordshire
To be known as: Leigh

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

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Created: Wednesday 13th June 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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