Roman Chatter Ware Jar / Beaker
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These stunning jars, or beakers, would have been hand thrown by ancient potters, most probably, on a stick wheel. A highly effective tool that allowed these early potters to mass produce items for the ever growing Empire.
Once dried a little the pot would have been put back on the wheel, it is no easy feat to re-centre a premade pot in this way, and the chatter decoration was applied. This is achieved by using a tool that vibrates on the surface of the pot as it turns on the wheel, creating these decorative markings.
Samian Ware would have originally been made in Gaul, where the fine red illite clay deposits were ideal for this sort of production, before being sent out to all the corners of the Roman Empire.
For those who love a bit or archaeological detail, this Samian Ware jar has been made in the form of Dragondorff 67.
Terracotta and red slip finish
Approx. 145 mm tall, 130 mm diameter
This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. It has been fired to a temperature of over 1000 Centigrade, to emulate the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot it's unique character. When ordering you may not get the exact cup photographed and the colouring may vary slightly.
Health and Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Roman era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface it will absorb some of the flavours during use, which does add to the flavour of future beverages. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards and therefore we do not advise that it is used. When the Romans cleaned these pots they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the pot to ensure that all bacteria was killed. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease causing bacteria and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.
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