WMID-DF5312: One ceramic wheel-thrown rim sherd of probable Staffordshire Blackware, dating to the 17th/ 18th century AD.

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Unique ID: WMID-DF5312

Object type certainty: Certain
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One ceramic wheel-thrown rim sherd of probable Staffordshire Blackware, dating to the 17th/ 18th century AD (36.8mm x 15.5mm; thickness: 11.3mm; collective weight: 7.81g). A hard-fired earthenware, the fabric colour is salmon pink with a dark brown/ black glaze inside and out and a slightly metallic finish.

Blackwares originate from Cistercian wares in the 15th/ 16th century, but is recognised in Staffordshire from the 17th century, with a decline in the mid 18th century AD. Later forms include round-bodied and straight sided cups and mugs, porringers, dishes, bowls, posset and chamber pots. One of these sherds has a slightly irregular double pinched handle, and probably came from a mug. Production centres are widely distributed throughout North Wales, Herefordshire, Merseyside, Yorkshire to Essex and Kent, bit are also well represented in the Midlands at Wednesbury and Ticknall as well as sites in North Staffordshire (D. A. Ford & D. barker, 1999).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1600
Date to: Ante AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11.3 mm
Weight: 7.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th November 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson

Materials and construction

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

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Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9882
Four figure Latitude: 52.43597
Four figure longitude: -2.030846
1:25K map: SO9882
1:10K map: SO98SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: Thursday 24th February 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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