SWYOR-137CD3: Modern Ceramic Vessel

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Unique ID: SWYOR-137CD3

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A wall fragment from a large stoneware vessel dating from the early 19th century. The wall is about 15mm thick and is clearly from a large vessel. It is decorated with an applied royal coat of arms with traces of red glaze surviving on it. The crest allows the vessel to be dated to 1801 - 1837 AD because the arrangement of arms with a central escutcheon was adopted in 1801 and the escutcheon was removed on the ascension of Queen Victoria in 1837. Small parts of other applied decoration can be seen near the breaks on both sides of the crest. The vessel is made from a tan coloured stoneware and is extremely worn. This is probably due to water action; the vessel was found on a river bank. It is not certain what the vessel was used for but it may have been a large apothecary's jar or demijohn. A pair of vessels, smaller than this example, but of similar date and fabric, with royal shields can be seen as number 34231-2-0 on Bamford's flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/bamfords/page240/.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1801
Date to: Circa AD 1837

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 146.49 mm
Width: 101.08 mm
Thickness: 16.82 mm
Weight: 314.9 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carole Bloom
Identified by: Ms Carole Bloom
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1497

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bradford (Metropolitan District)
District: Bradford (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Bingley (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE1238
Four figure Latitude: 53.83811561
Four figure longitude: -1.81912735
1:25K map: SE1238
1:10K map: SE13NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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