Range of pottery found in the Mersey(!)

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Range of pottery found in the Mersey(!)

Post by rachelrh on October 8th 2014, 2:26 pm

Hi

I am a doctoral student completing a study of historical flooding and pollution. During some recent fieldwork I found several pottery fragments within a gravel layer and I was hoping somebody could help me to identify them so I might attribute some rough dates to the layer. I expect that there has been a lot of sediment reworking in this layer so the ages might vary - so far I have dated pieces back to 1853 as a ballpark figure! If anybody could help to identify any of the pieces in the picture below I would really appreciate it!!

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Post by big ed on October 8th 2014, 2:55 pm

your pics wont enlarge , however you may have more luck in iding your pieces with this link
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/collections/archaeology/community/rainfords-roots.aspx

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Post by dantheman on October 8th 2014, 3:01 pm

looks like the pic url's were posted using html

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Post by hercules brabazon on October 9th 2014, 12:50 am

You can get the full size image by pasting the image location into the address bar and deleting the "th/":

thus
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A standard piece of Willow pattern
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Post by NaomiM on October 9th 2014, 2:33 am

G H and I look like fragments of stoneware ointment pots.
Useful list of commonly dug up items here -

http://www.antiquebottles.co.za/Glossary.htm

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Post by rachelrh on October 9th 2014, 12:28 pm

Hi

Thanks for pointing out the image error. They opened beautifully on the preview version but sadly not here!

I'll stick with photobucket instead to avoid tripping up again!:

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Thanks for that link NaomiM too! I'll check it out.
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Post by NaomiM on October 9th 2014, 3:34 pm

rachelrh wrote:"

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Could be mochaware. Maybe a pub mug or tankard.


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Post by NaomiM on October 9th 2014, 3:38 pm

A C D E & F = looks to be 19th Century transfer printed earthenware, often referred to as Blue & White pottery. Mostly made in Staffordshire. Dinner services and kitchenware.

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Post by studio-pots on October 9th 2014, 4:27 pm

G,H and I are pieces of jam/perserve pots probably early 20th century but could be slightly earlier. Generally they look like fragments from c1875 to c1925.

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