YORYM-02C016: Post-medieval : Vessel Sherd

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Unique ID: YORYM-02C016

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A fragment of ceramic vessel of Post-Medieval date. The fragment is a base sherd of a stoneware vessel with a fabric comprising a pale grey core (N8) with a thin, pale, reddy-orange (5 Y/R 7/6) band at the exterior. Sparse black stone grit inclusions measuring c.0.5-1.8mm are well sorted in the fabric. The exterior glaze is a thick, glossy, olive green to brown glaze flecked with black. The glaze covers the entire visible body exterior and has dripped onto the base. The vessel interior is encrusted with a hard, crystalline substance dark red to purple in colour c.2mm in depth from the vessel. A large, ovular, white lead pot-mend is evident in the centre of the surviving vessel interior. It measures 28mm x 16.7mm and remains firmly in situ. The molten lead has dispersed partially amongst the crystalline concretions, suggesting that these predate the pot-mend. The nature of the concretions remains unclear.

The sherd is 74.2mm long, 56mm wide, 28.8mm thick and weighs 81g.

Thanks are extended to Adam Parker, Collections Facilitator at the Yorkshire Museum, for his assistance in identifying this object.

Class: Base Sherd

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 74.2 mm
Width: 56 mm
Thickness: 28.8 mm
Weight: 81 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Driffield Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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