Aspects of Kentish Local History

Finds from the excavation of Eccles Roman Villa, Kent
First-century pottery manufacture at Eccles, Kent  by Alec Detsicas
   Roman Pottery Studies in Britain and Beyond. Papers presented to John Gillam, BAR30 Oxford, 19-36

Pictures of number 15-16 sherd illustrated in the article above

   15 and 16 almost certainly belong to the same bowl, in rusticated fabric and red colour-coating. The rustication was first applied as thin patches of clay, smoothed with a brush, as clearly indicated by marks on some of the sherds from this bowl, and then drawn out from the body of the vessel. Other wasters show that these patches of clay were already colour-coated before their application to pots, which makes it clear that some at least of the colour-coats were brush-applied rather than the result of dipping.

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