Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot
Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot
Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot
Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot
Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot
Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot
Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot

Godmanchester BB2 Jar, Child's Cooking Pot

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Details

This delightful little cooking jar stands at a dinky 10 cm tall, and we based its size and shape on a 2nd-century original believed to have been made in Essex. 

But why on earth is it so small? The original of this jar was found amongst the grave goods of a child buried at Godmanchester, leading researchers to believe that it may have been made in miniature as a toy. 

The grave grouping consisted of the cremated remains of a child within a Samian Beaker, two clay animals, a horse and a bull, and three other pots, including this one, two bracelets, and two metal fittings. Whoever this child was, they appear to have been greatly treasured.   

The tiny vessel was made exactly the same as the more functional larger BB2 jars, which were wheel-thrown in large numbers and distributed throughout Roman Britain. They are sometimes termed BB2 wares to differentiate them from similar pots known as BB1, which were hand-formed rather than wheel-thrown.

The term Black Burnished Ware comes from their distinctive polished and blackened surface, often decorated with an incised lattice pattern. The black colouration is caused by the firing technique, which involves starving the kiln of oxygen during the final stages of firing.

'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

 Materials

Earthenware, terracotta

Dimensions

Approx. 150 mm tall, 120 mm diameter

Production

This replica Roman pot has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History and is based on an original artefact. It has been fired to a temperature between 800 & 1000 Centigrade to emulate the same techniques the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in surface colour and texture variations, as is common with the original Roman pottery and gives each piece its unique character.

Health and Safety

This Museum Quality Replica was made using the tools and techniques that ancient potters would have used during this era. This is an unglazed pot with a porous surface; it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process, adding to the flavour of future dishes. However, it also means that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, so we do not advise that it be used for cooking. Although our replicas are often used for Experimental Archaeology purposes, you do so at your own risk if you choose to use this item for cooking, 

When the Romans cooked in these pots, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that high temperatures killed all bacteria. 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.

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

 

 

SHIPPING

'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

We ship our fabulous replicas worldwide.
Shipping costs are worked out during checkout. They are based on where you are in the world and how heavy your parcel is, which can be very variable.

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

RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering. 

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