LON-874027: A Post Medieval ceramic fragment from a starred costrel

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Unique ID: LON-874027

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A Post Medieval ceramic fragment from a starred costrel from Seville, Spain dating to the first half of the 17th century. This fragment includes one handle and the rim, the rest of the costrel is missing. It is a friable, off-white/pink fabric with a thin tin glaze surviving in patches. Hurst et al (1986: 63 fig 28.75) illustrate and describe complete examples - they are globular with narrow collared necks and highly kicked-up strap handles and flat splayed bases. They are plain except for an eight pointed star painted on the body.

Dimensions: weight: 92.64g.

Reference: Hurst, J. G., Neal, D. S. and van Beuningen, H.J.E. 1986. Pottery produced and traded in North-West Europe 1350-1650. Rotterdam papers six.

Class: Costrel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 92.64 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Roy Stephenson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
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

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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