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Record ID: DOR-F367B8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper alloy foot from a cooking vessel, broken across the leg. The end of the foot is paw-like with three ridges. The underside of the foot is D-shaped in cross-section. The leg rises above and is oval in cross-section at the (old) break. The foot is crudely cast. Date: Medieval to Late Post-Medieval (1200-1800) Dimensions: Weight: Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1800 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003; 15) state 'there is evidence that (cast copper alloy) metal cooking vessels became increasingly common during the 1…
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-278B32
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy vessel rim. An everted, pointed rim with an internal bead. The fragment is externally sooted and scored. A rim fragment from a cauldron. There is a mend in the rim where a hole has been sealed with a handmade, rolled sheet metal rivet. Date: Medieval to Post medieval - 13th to 18th century Dimensions: 75.65 mm x 43.03 mm x 6.54 mm Weight: 63.14 g
Created on: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 11th February 2012
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Record ID: DOR-5325FB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper alloy pot leg from a cauldron, skillet or other cooking vessel. The leg is broadly D-shaped in section with convex front and flat back. It has an old irregular break at the lower end. The leg widens and spreads outwards at the base to create the foot which is mostly lost to breaks or wear. A raised rib runs down the centre of the front of the leg, becoming more pronounced on the foot. At the top is a rounded transverse ridge. There are remains of sooting on all faces. Date: Medieval to Post medieval - c1200 - 1650Dimensions: 64.86 mm x 37.87 mm x 25.89 mmWeigh…
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DOR-871A89
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy vessel fragment from the Medieval to Post-Medieval periods, circa 1250-1750, possibly from a cauldron or skillet. The rim is beaded internally and there are file markings on the internal surface. The rim has a straight wall on the outer surface which is pitted. Both surfaces are blackened suggesting sooting. The fragment is 29.07mm in length, 38.05mm in width and 4.36mm in thickness. It weighs 15.41g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-876D55
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy vessel, probably a skillet or cauldron, of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa 1200-1700. The rim is beaded internally and there are file markings on the internal surface. The shaping of the lower section of the fragment suggests that the vessel may have had an everted rim. The object is pitted, with a blackened surface suggesting sooting. The vessel fragment is 60.91mm in length, 37.67mm in width and 4.36mm in thickness. It weighs 46.91g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-9739DB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy leg from a cooking vessel. The leg is broadly rectangular with a D-shaped cross section. The front is has three wide longitudinal ridges below a thick transverse collar. Above the collar are four sharper, narrower longitudinal ridges, two on either side flanking a wider central ridge to the break. The base of the foot is smoothed and worn. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c.1200-1700 AD. Dimensions: 38.79 mm x 18.73 mm x 10.74 mm. Weight: 32.06 g Crudely made cast copper-alloy vessels such as cauldrons and skillets were widely used from c.1200-1700 for…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-60DEC4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a medieval copper alloy vessel handle from a tripod skillet. The Handle is cylindrical with an angled break at the end. At the opposite end is a fragment o0f the vessel rim and body. The rim is pinted with an internal bead and the internal surface is very smooth. The surface of the handle is rough and sooted. The breaks are worn. Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 1700 Dimensions: 54.94 mm x 24.75 mm, The handle is 12.30 mm in diameterWeight: 48.46 g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3F6207
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pot leg dating to c.1400-1450. The object comprises a semi-cylindrical leg or foot with the curved vessel base at one end and a flat end on which the foot would have rested. Running down the outside of the leg are five moulded vertical ridges with deep grooves between them. Copper alloy vessels were used from the medieval period until the 19th century though cast iron pots became increasingly prevalent from the mid 17th century.Reference: Egan 1998, p.164-165. A similar pot leg can be seen on the PAS database: DOR-A93421Date: Medieval. Dimensions: 60.9mm x 32.6 x 15.9mmW…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-73E24C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy pot leg or foot from a cooking vessel dating to a probable Medieval date. The fragment is low and wide with a smooth rounded outer edge and has a D-shaped section. The surface is smooth and grey with no decoration.Date: Medieval (probably) Dimensions: 47.1mm x 22.4mm x 12.9mm
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-8A7A88
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy leg from a tripod cooking vessel dating to c.1200-1500. The leg is sub-triangular with a triangular cross section. It tapers from the top where it was attached to the vessel to the foot. The outer surface has five high raised parallel ridges running longitudinally to approximately three quarters of the way down where there is a rounded transverse collar dividing the leg and the foot, below the collar it narrows and tapers to a rounded foot, the foot is slightly flattened and worn at the tip. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The surface is slightly blackened from use.…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-8B0403
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy pot foot dating to c.1200-1700. The foot is trapezoidal in section, tapering into a slightly rounded rear and with three longitudinal raised ribs running down the front, flaring slightly towards the base. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. The leg widens and spreads outwards at the base forming a trapezoid foot. Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler et al (2009:4) suggest there were four main types of leg used. This is an example of Type A which they suggest was widespread in…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-040EC5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy pot leg probably from a skillet or cauldron dating to c.1100-1750. The leg is a long rod, which is sub-triangular in section and tapers to a broken terminal, the break is old and abraded. The opposite terminal is obliquely angled with a lip on the inner edge. The surface is a dark green-grey colour with traces of sooting from use in a hearth. Reference: Egan (1998) comments that commonly used cooking vessels in the Medieval period include skillets, ewers, and cauldrons. According to Butler, Green and Payne (2009), "From about AD1100, cast copper alloy vessel…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D6AF07
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete sheet copper alloy probable handle attachment plate from a skimmer (or similar) dating to c.1550-1700. The handle attachment is sub-rectangular and comprises two sheets of copper alloy riveted together with three separate rolled sheet metal rivets in situ. The upper sheet has a central groove. The lower sheet is more fragmentary and torn Reference: Egan G & Pritchard F 1998, A Medieval Household, pg.157, fig.126 illustrates a complete strainer with handle and attachment plate. Date: Early Post Medieval. Dimensions: 48.64 mm x 30.95 mm x 4.13 mm Weight: 7.10 g
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-26D857
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy cast vessel pot-leg, probably from a tripod cooking vessel dating to c.1200-1600. The pot leg has a sub-triangular section with a sub-circular leg beneath. The base is uneven and coarse. The leg is not decorated and likely from a crude domestic vessel. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval Dimensions: 37.01 mm x 27.44 mm Diameter: 13.25 mm Weight: 34.23 g
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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