A North Holland slipware bowl

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A North Holland slipware bowl

Several different traditions in making slip-decorated earthenwares arose in the 16th and 17th centuries across a wide area of the Low Countries and northern Germany. This dish illustrates the most common type exported to Britain: bowls with trailed slip decoration made in the province of North Holland. This one, dated 1714 and decorated with a cockerel, was found at Topsham.

Acknowledgments: Ram Museum