Details Roman flagon made in the style of bowls found during excavations at New Forest.
Flagons such as this would have been an everyday object in houses across the Roman Empire, as they would have been used to collect and store everyday essentials. If you were popping to your local beer, wine or olive oil seller you would be expected to bring a flagon such as this to collect your purchase, which would have been carefully decanted from a large amphora.
We have hand-made this replica Roman pot in our studio in beautiful Northumberland and based on an original artefact. It has been wood-fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, 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.
Terracotta clay, fired under reduction conditions
Approx. 260 mm tall, 140 mm diameter
Health & Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that Roman potters would have used during the Roman era. This is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, and therefore, it will absorb the flavours of the food being stored or served, which adds 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 storing or serving food. When the Romans used these vessels, they applied sufficient heat to the cooking pot and its 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.
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