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HAMP-67062E: Post-medieval vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HAMP-67062E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An early post-medieval (1550-1700) German salt-glazed stoneware body sherd of a Cologne or Frechen ware 'Bartmann' or 'Bellarmine' bottle or jug, comprising the part of the body displaying an applied, moulded medallion; just under half of this is present. The medallion depicts a (probably) floral design of three or four skeletel, rib-like, rather spiky leaves and one or two similar (but more circular in shape) buds.
The fabric is grey in colour with a few dark grey inclusions. The interior surface is unglazed and what remains of the exterior glaze is a dark speckled brown.
The fragment measures 36.9x29.9x9.8 mm and weighs 14.24g. The maximum thickness is at the centre of the medallion, at the outside edge it measures 6.3mm in thickness.

Notes:

Teresa Gilmore comments of WMID-0BE607 'These jugs were commonly used to import alcohol / spirits from the continent (Germany and the Low Countries) and the face (not present on this fragment) is commonly thought to be associated with that of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621), who was a staunch opposer of Protestantism. The face has also been interpreted as that of a 'wild man' or bearded man of the popular European myths of the time. The faces were initially very well done but over time, throughout the 17th century, they become cruder in design'.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.9 mm
Width: 29.9 mm
Thickness: 9.8 mm
Weight: 14.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th January 2019 - Saturday 12th January 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 777

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Churchill (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2877
Four figure Latitude: 51.47748644
Four figure longitude: -0.15824065
1:25K map: TQ2877
1:10K map: TQ27NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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