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Pottery (Post Medieval Period )

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INTRODUCTION

The post medieval pottery covers a wide range of forms and decoration. Cups, bowls ,plates,  dishes, serving dishes, drinking vessels, teapots,  jugs and many more were produced in Britain as well as some imports.

The potters producing these wares were numerous   and well known, those such as Wedgewood, Copeland, Worcester Porcelain, Spode, Masons Ironstone China, Crown Derby, Minton and many more and ranging in date from the 15th century onwards. Wares consisted of color painted wares also blue and white painted as well as transfer printed pottery items.

I will choose the most popular pottery manufacturers and my favorites for the beginner as stated in my previous posts about pottery, although previous ones were linked with archaeology. This post is  more to do with antiques so may also encourage antique collecting as there are still some bargains out there if you know what to look for.

ROYAL WORCESTER (The Early Days )

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Posted by on October 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

translation of Knossos tablet KN 778 Cj 01 by Rita Roberts

Here is my last translation for the vessels sector. I now have to move on to textiles.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

translation of Knossos tablet KN 778 Cj 01 by Rita Roberts:

Knossos Linear B tablet KN 778 C j 01

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Posted by on October 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Ancient writing at the Festival of Ideas

Ancient writing at the Festival of Ideas

The last couple of weeks here in Cambridge have been dedicated to the Festival of Ideas, which featured a few events focused on ancient writing.

9017d0f91b10520efc3af725377d9fda.pngCREWS had its own event on Friday 19th October as part of an evening of fun in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (AKA the Cast Gallery) at the Faculty of Classics, Raiders of the Secret Scripts, mostly aimed at an adult audience. Philip and Rob were on hand to guide people through an exercise in reading Ugaritic cuneiform, while anyone interested in Linear B could try their hand at counting animals in a clay tablet, with me and our CREWS-friend colleague Dr Anna Judson there to help with the hard bits.

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Posted by on October 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

SLAUGHTER IN THE MUD: AGINCOURT, 1415!

For all you history fans. This is a great read. Enjoy !

The Deadliest Blogger: Military History Page

1416526.jpgHenry V leads the original “Band of Brothers” to a bloody triumph against all odds on Saint Crispin’s Day, 1415

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not  here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”

The St. Crispin’s Day speech, which the Immortal Bard places in the mouth of his hero, King Henry V of England, is one of the great battle speeches in literature. Though likely Shakespeare’s own invention, it brilliantly portrays a young, inspiring commander attempting to hearten his starving and dispirited soldiers in desperate straits, as they face battle against (seemingly) hopeless odds. Whatever Henry may have actually said…

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Posted by on October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via It took millennia, but America’s founding farmers developed the grain that would fuel civilizations—and still does

It took millennia, but America’s founding farmers developed the grain that would fuel civilizations—and still does

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via After years of fierce debate, the West’s greatest symbol will again roam the countryside

After years of fierce debate, the West’s greatest symbol will again roam the countryside

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

translation of Knossos tablet fragments KN 775 M g 03 & KN 776b M f 01 by Rita Roberts

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

translation of Knossos tablet fragments KN 775 M g 03 & KN 776b M f 01 by Rita Roberts:

Knossos tablets KN 775 M 6 03 & KN 776b M f 01

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Posted by on October 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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