The first is a whopper of a thing, 31 cm long. A rather lovely, presumably stamped, line of repeated leaves and either acorn or flower bud runs under the pot rim. As my colleague Pat observed, this pot or storage container must have been huge as the curve is fairly shallow. A rather handsome, thick, mottled brown glaze covers the reverse.
A similar glaze is found on the second wheel made find. I’ve located a similar fragment, South Somerset ware 1700-1800, on the net.
|18th ? Century Pot Rim found Mudlarking on Thames Foreshore|