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Bottle

Silver-gilt and stoneware

Origin: The stoneware: Germany, Frechen or Cologne. The mounts: London

Date: The stoneware: c.1580. The mounts: 1582-1583

25.1 cm height

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1582-3, maker's mark possibly BR in monogram with pellets

Bequeathed by A. T. Carter, 1947; WA1947.68

T. Schroder (2009), no. 8

Both the form of this pot and its mounts typify the standardized formula that had developed for these wares in response to a broadening market during the 1580s. By that date they were clearly being made in large numbers. The mermaid thumbpiece of this pot was a standard component of this period.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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