A china–seller’s shop stock from Goldsmith Street

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A china–seller’s shop stock from Goldsmith Street

In 1971 excavation at Nos 7-9 Goldsmith Street recovered about a cubic metre of broken ceramics, which had been use to backfill a pit or well. They date to c. 1810-20. A wide range of pottery types is represented, much of it coming from the leading Staffordshire producers such as Wedgwood, Spode and Ridgway. Close inspection has shown that the pottery had not been used before breakage; it must represent pottery broken in transit to Exeter or discarded from a dealer or shop.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum Exeter Archaeology