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    • Primary material: Ceramic
    • Institution: ESS

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Record ID: ESS-36E8AE
Object type: TILE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Part of a glazed Medieval tile, probably a floor tile, dating from c. 1300 - 1500. The tile is sqaure in shape though the edges are not entirely straight, which could be the result of damage. Both surfaces are glazed, though one is more heavily glazed than the other, and is a distinctive light brown colour. The surface of the glazed face is not even, and is pitted and rough in places. There is evidence of abrasions on the surface, one of which looks very much like a '2'. The fabric of the tile is a solid orange in colour and has some small quartz inclusions. Because the tile was found…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: ESS-36BF07
Object type: TILE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Fragment of a glazed Medieval tile, probably a floor tile, dating from c. 1300 - 1500. The fragment is a small portion of what was likely a square shaped tile. The fabric is a bright orange and relatively fine with very small mica inclusions. The core is reduced and dark grey in colour. Interestingly, both surfaces are glazed, though only one surface is decorated with patterning. The pattern itself is not known but it is made from a raised ceramic design which may have been decorated with a coloured slip. The background is glazed. Dimensions: weight: 14.8g, length: 46.6mm, width: 23.6…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: ESS-362BE6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Fragment of a Medieval coarse ware vessel in what appears to be the form of an animal foot or paw. The ceramic fabric is coarse with inclusions of large quartz and shell granules.The outer surafce is oxidised and a bright orange in colour, whilst the inner fabric or core is reduced and grey in colour. It is unknown what type of vessel this fragment belonged to, but it likely formed part of the base. The zoomorphic feature of the fragment is suggested by the shape of the item. There are two deep grooves dividing the 'toes' with the remains of one other. The foot also comes to a point …
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 11th April 2019
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Record ID: ESS-A61871
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Central Bedfordshire
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Four fragments of wheel thrown ceramic vessel of Roman date, c. AD 40 - 400. The fragments are all rim sherds from a Terra sigillata (samian ware) vessel, perhaps a bowl or dish. The fabric is orange and fine grained, and the slip on the exterior surface is red and glossy. Sherd 1 is triangular in shape and features a rounded rim along one edge. Dimensions: weight: 1.56g, height: 18.9mm, width: 23.3mm, thickness: 3.7mm Sherd 2 is sub-rectangular in shape and features a rounded rim along one edge. Dimensions: weight: 6.17g, height: 24.1mm, width: 38.5mm, thickness: 5.4mm Sherd 3 is…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1B2F1C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a wheel made Roman New Forest beaker. The beaker dates to the period AD270-340. The fragment shows three decorative (pastry wheel) lines running around the circumference of the beaker. The beaker is Fulford's Type 27. A straight sided indented vessel. The fragment is 88.60mm high and 75.20mm wide. The fragment shows a greyish/brown glaze over an orange ochre base.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AC6145
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Vessel handle fragment from a medieval vessel, probably a jug. C. 1200 - 1500 The fabric is orange coloured and fine, with a high-shine brown light brown coloured glaze. There is an indent at the top of the handle. Dimensions: weight 28.21g, length: 63.4mm, width of handle 17.5mm, thickness of handle: 14.6mm
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-E2C1E5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a ceramic ornament in the form of a human female head. The precise original function of the artefact is unknown, but it is likely to be modern (post 1800), and part of a decorative or ornamental feature. It has been suggested that the head could represent part of a ceramic candle holder, of the 'circle of friends' type. The item is solid and seems to have been made in two halves, as there is a raised seam running around the head. The material appears to be terracotta. The features of the face including hair, eyes, nose and mouth are incised and are delicately and int…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: ESS-02E5D4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Green glazed oxidised ware in the form of vessel handle. Medieval date, c. 1200 to 1500 AD. The handle is decorated with finger impressions, and is likely to be from a jug. The fabric is reduced and oxidised, whilst the glaze is a deep green colour. Dimensions: weight: 16.0g, length: 48.1mm, width: 30.8mm, thickness: 11.8mm
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-92A92B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of stoneware, probably from the neck of a bellarmine jar, dating AD 1600-1800. The clay is a mid-light grey with sparse fine inclusions. There is a mid-light brown tin glaze on the outer surface and no trace of glazing on the internal surface. The shape of the fragment would suggest it comes from the neck of a vessel. Dimensions: length: 58.37 mm; width: 49.70 mm; thickness: 6.35 mm; weight: 15.62g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-921B0B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Roman greyware bowl. The fragment is from the rim and body of the vessel. The ceramic is a light grey with coarse quartz inclusions. The rim is flanged and the body curves steeply, suggesting it was once a bowl. Dimensions: length: 72.30 mm; width: 31.38 mm; thickness: 8.44 mm; weight: 30.79g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-81B089
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the rim of a Medieval Cheam type ware vessel of uncertain type, dating AD1350-1500. What appears to be a trace of the rim and body survives. The ceramic is a very pale grey, stained slightly by the Thames mud. There is a mid-dark green glaze on the inside, formed by copper inclusions in the glaze. Dimensions: length: 53.26 mm; width: 26.43 mm; thickness: 10.09 mm; weight: 12.25g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-81A506
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment from the rim of a Medieval Kingston type ware vessel of uncertain type, dating AD1240-1400. What appears to be a trace of the rim and body survives. The ceramic is a very pale grey, stained slightly by the Thames mud. There is a mid-dark green glaze on the inside and a paler green-yellow glaze on the external surface, formed by copper inclusions in the glaze. Dimensions: length: 41.46 mm; width: 26.16 mm; thickness: 9.82 mm; weight: 11.11g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-817E94
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the body of a Westerwald vessel of uncertain type, dating AD1650-1800. The ceramic is a mid-light grey with very fine inclusions. There is a blue and colourless salt glaze over the external surface and a colourless glaze on the internall surface. The external surface has a moulded decoration, formed of a series of ridges. Dimensions: length:41.04 mm; width: 23.50 mm; thickness: 13.96 mm; weight: 18.22g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-814D9E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a London Metropolitan ware dish, dating AD1630-1700. Part of the rim remains, which appears to have been flanged and has a rounded lip along the edge. There is a steep change in form as the rim meets the body of the vessel. There are traces of the slip decoration, which is usually yellow or white, though the colour seems to be no longer visible. It is possible the slip was discoloured through processes in the Thames. The decoration is composed of two wavy lines that overlap, running around the flange. The ceramic is a mid orange-buff colour with a colourless tin glaze.…
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-6A0AED
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete base of a samian ware bowl, dating AD 130-160. All that remains is part of the pedestal foot and the body, which curves slightly towards the edges which have broken away. The fabric is a light orange-pink colour with the slip being a dark orange-red. Evidence of it being wheel turned is on the base of the vessel. There is also a stamp on the internal surface, rectangular in shape, with the letters AMBITOV[---], indicating the maker was Ambitoutus who worked at the kiln in Lazoux, France. The die for the stamp is type 1a, with several other examples being found at site…
Created on: Monday 12th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2016
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Record ID: ESS-B2BB3E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Roman samian ware, dating AD 43-410. A small trapezoidal fragment from the body of a samian ware vessel of uncertain date. The clay is a light orange colour with a dark reddish brown slip. No decoration is visible. dimensions: length: 34.93 mm; width: 22.99 mm; thickness: 4.36 mm; weight: 3.12g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
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Record ID: ESS-60836C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval-Post Medieval bartmann/bellarmine vessel, probably a jug or pitcher, dating AD1485-1714. The upper part of the vessel remains, having a roughly spherical body, with a narrow neck, ending in a double collared rim. There are two engraved lines betwen the two collars, running circumferencially around the neck. The handle still remainsand appears to have 3-4 ribs on the upper surface. The ceramic is light grey with very fine inclusions. There is a salt-glaze slip covering the outer surface only, which has a mottled brown colouration. There is an engraved face on the…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2016
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Record ID: ESS-CF1055
Object type: PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a clay pipe, dating AD 1800-1850. All that remains is the ribbed/fluted bowl with part of the stem. The letters I and P on either side of the base, indicating the maker. The object has been stained brown due to having been in the Thames mud, but would have originally been white. The initials on the base might suggest a maker called James P---. This fluted type of pipe tends to date to the early 19th century. Dimensions: length: 27.03 mm; width: 14.11; height: 20.41 mm; weight: 2.99g
Created on: Monday 18th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2016
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Record ID: ESS-3AF519
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Mill Green Ware vessel, dating AD 1270-1350. The fragment is from the body of a vessel, formed from a red ceramic with fine quartz inclusions and sparse mica. It has a heavily reduced core, of a mid-dark grey colour. There is a mid-dark green glaze on one side only. Mill Green Ware was produced in Mill Green, near Ingatestone in Essex. Production lasted roughly between AD 1270 and 1350. Several examples canbe seen in the Museum of London Ceramics and Glass Collection Online: http://archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory.asp?subcat_id=702&subcat_nam…
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
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Record ID: ESS-392C75
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post Medieval Werra ware plate, dating AD 1590-1625. Part of the rim survives, which is often described as hammer headed as it is thicker on the underside (Hurst et al. 1986, 244).The ceramic is a form of German redware, a red-buff colour with sparse sandy inclusions, and was wheel made. there is a brown lead glaze covering the outer edge and the upper surface only, with the underside being entirely unglazed. The slip decoration is a pale yellow colour with mostly curvilinear decorations that cannot be determined due to the incomplete nature of the object. There are a …
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
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