A South Somerset cup

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A South Somerset cup

This small cup, found at Friars Gate in 1973, dates to c. 1690-1720. It was made in South Somerset, probably at Donyatt, and illustrates the use of trailed slip on a red-brown glazed earthenware body which was popular there. The vessel must have held drinks which were warmed in the fire because the side opposite the handle is heavily fire-scorched.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum