SMALL BOWL (BURNED)

Description of Object:

Roman Samian Ware Bowl. No markers mark, but probably made in Gaul, no flaws apart from being burned. Thrown on a wheel, the marks on the pot can be clearly seen.

Discussion:

It could be that this bowl was misfired, but in all probability it was in a fire. There seems to be a salt residue on it. Normally samian ware is seen as high end pottery but it colud be that the bowl was found later and used in a salt house.

Date of Object:

No known date, compared with other examples these bowls were common in the 1st and 2nd Centuries.

Find-spot:

Collector B L Vawdrey does not state where this object was found but a large proportion of objects similar to this were known to have been found in Kinderton, Middlewich where he was once resident at Kinderton Hall.

Dimensions:

Circumference 8cm, 4.8cm high, base is 3.2cm circumference

Location:

Held in a private collection belonging to Peter Moore-Dutton of Tushingham

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