|Mudlarking Find: Stoneware Martincamp Flask|
The won’t stand up flask was made on a potter’s wheel. The neck was made separately and then attached over the crudely made hole in the flask as seen below, which I'd always been a bit perplexed by.
The internal messiness is rather at odds with the rather polished outward appearance.
|Stoneware Martincamp Flask 1501-1600 (Museum of London)|
Le Dessert de Gaufreetes, Lubin Baugin, ca. 1610–1663 (Louvre)
|Mudlarking finds: Martincamp Flask Necks|
- 1475-1500 off white fabric often with buff surfaces and a flattened profile (Type I)
- 1500- 1600 dark brown stoneware with a more globular form with one side slightly flattered and the other side breast shaped (Type II)
- 1600-1700 earthenware usually a low fired orange colour, but can be fired to near stoneware and appear reddish orange. (Type III)
|1501-1600 (Museum of London)|
So my type II from the beginning of the post was knocking around when London looked like this,
|Anton van den Wyngaerde 1543|
|Spanish Armada and English ships in August 1588, by unknown painter (English School, 16th century) Wiki|