- Museum number
Martincamp flask; earthenware; gourd-shaped; unglazed; flattened on one side; slender tapering neck.
- Production date
- 16thC-17thC (mid) (?)
Height: 7.90 inches
- Curator's comments
- In a Spanish MS of the 15thC, and in a Flemish MS of the 16thC (Harl., 5763), bottles of a somewhat similar form are depicted on the ground by the side of a reaper.(Hobson 1903).
The Findspot was originally recorded as 'The Mint' but probably refers to the Royal Mint building.
For further reading, see:
Pierre Ickowicz, "Martincamp Ware: a Problem of Attribution", 'Medieval Ceramics', vol. 17 (1993), pp. 51-60.
John G. Hurst, David S. Neal, H. J. E. van Beuningen, "Pottery Produced and Traded in north-west Europe 1135-1650", 'Rotterdam Papers', VI (1986), Rotterdam, pp. 102-104.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Found 1887.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number