Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1
Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1
Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1
Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1
Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1
Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1

Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Incised Decoration A1

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Details

The original of this gorgeous, wheel-thrown vessel was produced in Iron Age Gaul, modern-day France, around 400 BC.  This is a high-status, finely made object and would have only been available to those Iron Age patrons who could afford such an opulent object. 

This style of vessel is distinctive for its high burnish shine, which is achieved by painstakingly rubbing the vessel's surface with a smooth pebble or tool until a lustrous sheen is achieved.  Having made the vessel shine, finely engraved decoration is applied using a carving tool and a steady hand. 

The final effect is exquisitely elegant, almost modern in its aesthetic.  

'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.

Production

This replica Iron Age pot has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts.  It has been wood-fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, using 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 its unique character.  When ordering, you may not get the exact vessel photographed, and the colouring may vary slightly.  

Materials

Earthenware, terracotta reduction fired

Dimensions

Approx.  170 mm tall, 200 mm diameter

 Health and Safety

This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Iron Age era.  As 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 does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, and therefore, we do not advise that it is used for cooking.  During the Iron Age, people who cooked in these pots relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that all bacteria were 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.

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

 

 

SHIPPING
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.