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This base of a thick-walled pot has an attractive honey-amber coloured glaze on the inside. The clay contains several grains of sand fully 3mm long. The vessel comes from the ancient market town of Nether Stowey, Somerset, located near the coast some 55km (35 miles) southwest of Brislington. The pottery was traded extensively through Bristol. This piece dates to the 17th century.
Period: Post Medieval
Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710
Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor
Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2011
Photographer: Ken Taylor
Acquisition number: 110618a4