North French jugs

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North French jugs

These two splendid examples of medieval pottery were both dug up in Exeter but both were made in northern France. They are wheel-thrown vessels with buff sandy fabrics, their lead glaze enriched by the addition of copper. The production centre or centres where such wares were made is unknown. Fragments of similar vessels have been found in several major ports of the period in England and Ireland - Southampton, London, Bristol and Dublin in contexts of c. 1170-1250.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum Exeter Archaeology

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