Cruet Cast pewter England, about 1400 Inscribed 'THOMAS HUNTE: HONORIFICABILIUT' on body (a medieval tongue-twister). Cruets, usually in pairs, held wine and water for use during the Mass. This cruet was found in a well cavity at Ashby de la Zouche Castle in Leicestershire. It must pre-date the filling of the well during the building of the Great Tower in 1476. | V&A
Jug, Date: ca. 1175–1250 Geography: Made in, Siegburg, Lower Rhineland, Germany Culture: German Medium: Earthenware, unglazed and partially salt glazed Dimensions: Overall: 7 3/4 x 5 9/16 x 5 1/16 in. (19.7 x 14.2 x 12.9 cm) Classification: Ceramics Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 1995.325
Jug. Coloured lead-glazed earthernware. Made in or near Hampshire. ca. 1500-1550. London was supplied with cheap household crockery from potteries which sprung up wherever suitable clay was to be found. Soft red clay pots decorated with white slip came from Harlow, while hard white mugs, pipkins and chafing dishes, usually with a lead glaze stained green with copper, were made by potteries on the Surrey-Hampshire borders. From Victoria and Albert Museum.