|Mudlarking find: salt glazed cartouche 1550-1700|
Just love this large chunk of green glazed pottery. I'm always rather moved by seeing the decoration someone has pinched with their finger tips hundreds of year ago. It is unusually refined, does this mean it it was produced in France or is it the more recent (1550-1700) Surrey Hampshire Border Ware? I really am rubbish at identifying the different types of green glazed ceramic, so I'll be taking this down to the Thames Discovery identification session on 4 Feb for some expert advice from Jacqui Pearce the pottery czar from the Museum of London Archaeology.
And finally the oldest pipe I have ever found 1580 - 1620, it's weeny and next to a whopper from the 1770s.
|Mudlarking finds: clay pipes L 1770s and R 1580|