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These two examples of thin-walled pottery are glazed on both sides with shades of dark green. Although not clear in the photographs, both have shallow ridges on the outside, these are best seen on the top right image, which has two rounded ridges separated by thin dark bands of thicker glaze.
Despite their small size, these sherds of pottery have been identified as being from Falfield, Gloucestershire, and dated to the 16th or 17th centuries. Found close together they may be from the same vessel. These two little finds reinforce the message that even small and seemingly insignificant objects can contribute to the study of archaeology and help tell the story of Brislington and its trading connections.
Period: Post Medieval
Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710
Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor
Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2010
Photographer: Ken Taylor
Acquisition number: 100824a1