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Fragment of a harvest flask: EC.29-1943

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Dark buff earthenware with streaked brown glaze, probably containing manganese or iron . Globular body broken off irregularly across the neck, standing on a disk base which is slightly concave in the middle. The glaze runs down the body in streaks, and is darker brown on one side than the other.


History note: Found High Street Burslem; Stoke-on-Trent Museum

Legal notes

From Stoke-on-Trent Museums, in exchange.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.3 cm
Height: 15.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1943) by Stoke-on-Trent Museum


16th Century
1500 - 1599

Components of the work

Visible Surface composed of lead-glaze ( streaked brown, probably coloured by manganese or iron or both)
Visible Surfaces

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.29-1943
Primary reference Number: 76934
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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