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Salt, tin-glazed earthenware, with three projections and conical foot, painted with white spots on a dense blue ground.
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Diameter: 14.30 centimetres (maximum)
Height: 12.20 centimetres (to top of scroll)
- Curator's comments
- For another similar salt in the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford, see Archer, 'English Delftware' exh cat. no. 54.
There is another example in the Glaisher Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, no.1388 Rackham 1935 catalogue.
In her August 2001 dissertation 'Household Ceramics at Port Royal, Jamaica, 1655-1692: The Building 4/5 Assemblage' (available on-line as submitted towards a DPhil at Texas A&M University) Madeleine J. Donachie records the find of a similar, undecorated tin-glazed salt from this closely dated archaeological context - see fig. 6.15 on p.139.
The decoration is close to that on 17th-century tin-glazed earthenwares from Nevers, France.
- Not on display
- Old restoration to top requires examination by conservation - May 2006.
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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