Bronze Age Grape Cup
Bronze Age Grape Cup
Bronze Age Grape Cup
Bronze Age Grape Cup
Bronze Age Grape Cup

Bronze Age Grape Cup

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Details
This replica Grape cup is based on a find from the Wilsford G7 Bronze Age barrow from the greater Stonehenge landscape.  Often referred to as an incense cup, this little object had been carefully decorated with over 150 balls of clay that have been individually applied by hand.  

Materials

Smoke fired Terracotta

Dimensions

Diameter at rim 14 cm  x  Height 20.5 cm

Firing

It has been fired to emulate the ancient firing conditions. The original pot would have been fired in an open wood fire, in close contact with the fuel, a process that leaves its mark on the clay as variations in the surface colour. However the very low temperatures achieved in open firings, also results in pots that are relatively weak, so this pot has been fired to a somewhat higher temperature to strengthen it, in a special firing process that allows me to achieve an authentic appearance to the pot.

Production

As with all my Museum Quality Replicas this pot has been made, as the original would have been,  entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the Bronze-Age makers would have used.  In keeping with the original pot, the decoration has been applied using hand twisted cord made from natural bark fibres, in this case Lime Bark Bast.

Health & Safety

This is a Museum Quality Replica and is not intended for use as a drinking vessel, if you require replica pots for actual use with food of beverages, please ask before purchasing.


Postage


All items are sent using a second class postal service, if you wish to have an item sent first class please contact my for a quote. Many Thanks